The Telegraph reports:
The Mayor of London blew into its conference in Birmingham, a hurricane of blond hair, media attention and other people’s speculation about his prospects of one day taking David Cameron’s job.
His reception – in a city not noted for its Tory support – was more suited to a rock star than a politician, with crowds of passengers chanting his name at New Street station.
Boris got mobbed – at Birmingham train station? That’s incredible.
I think people like Boris, because they know what they see and hear is the real thing – warts and all.
At the conference centre, he was surrounded by a scrum of cameramen and photographers so intense that one was thrown to the floor and required medical attention.
As much as I’d love Boris to be PM, I think his personality is better suited to being an Executive Mayor than a Prime Minister – which is much more about leading and managing a team.
But if there are any resignations of Conservative MPs in London seats, the temptation may be too much.