Indeed, in a long and frank interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Mayor admits he would like to ‘have a tilt’ at running the country in the future, although he doesn’t expect it to be any time soon.
When asked the question, Bozza replied, “Frankly, there’s more chance of me cycling stark naked across the Thames on my bicycle.”
However, when pressed, the Mayor conceded, “Maybe when I’m older. Perhaps when I’m 70, I wouldn’t rule out having a tilt at it. I’d like to think I’ll still be full of beans at that age.”
Many think it will happen sooner than that. There was strong talk of Johnson replacing David Cameron had the PM not performed at the recent General Election, and Bozza has refused to confirm whether he will stand as the Conservative mayoral candidate in 2012, increasing speculation that he might be set for a return to Westminster politics.
Bozza also told the Mail on Sunday, “The experience of being Mayor of London has unquestionably changed me. It’s just such an all-consuming job that I’ve had to alter my ways. But I really don’t think there’s any risk of my becoming homogenised or lobotomised. I take my job seriously, but I wouldn’t want to lose the glint in the eye.”
And so say all of us.