Ken Livingstone: Boris Wants To Be Next Tory Leader
Wednesday 6th August 2014
Ken Livingstone says that Boris Johnson is desperate to be the next Conservative leader, leaving him no choice but to stand as an MP in the next election.
Mr Johnson's predecessor as Mayor said he was no surprised to see him finally announce that he will look for a seat in the 2015 General Election.
The former Mayor of London told James O'Brien: "Everybody around Boris has known that he wants to become the next Tory leader.
"And of course if he isn't back in Parliament and Cameron loses, there would be another leader who might be there for a decade. That would be Boris's chance blown.
"If Osborne or Theresa May got it, they are going to be there for five or 10 years. Boris would then be almost as old as I am!
"People would be saying he's too old for it, so he has to go for it now.
"We've all known this all along. It's just he went to the last two Mayoral elections denying it, saying it's all waffle, that's there's more chance as aliens arriving from Mars that there is of him entering parliament."
Asked if he would follow his old foe back into Parliament, he scoffed: "No, no, no, I'm the househusband looking after the kids."