The Mayor is an interesting and complex character, but one of the lesser known facts about Bozza is that he is an enormous Harry Potter fanatic. He was the beater for the Bullingdon Club Quidditch team for two years and, indeed, he changed his middle names by deed poll to Dedalus Diggle in 2005.[Are you sure? – Boriswatch Ed]
BoJo’s huge love affair with all things Potter has been damaged over recent months, however. The decision to build the world’s first Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida has angered the Mayor, who firmly believes that you should be able to buy Ron Weasley themed baseball caps in London, not in the USA.
BoJo, deeply misunderstanding the correct usage of the word ‘pilgrimage’, said “I deeply and bitterly resent that Orlando is about to become the official place of pilgrimage for every Harry Potter fan on earth.”
In a rather uncharitable moment, Bozza then retorted that the siting of the park in Florida meant that “you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than London.â€?
Blimey. Dumbledore will be turning in his grave…. (What do you mean you haven’t finished book six yet? Eh? Oh…..)