Friday caption competition

Boris shows us his skills.

The floppy-haired Mayor of London was in the news a lot this week. Firstly, a shock poll suggested his rival Ken Livingstone had overtaken him, and secondly for his proposed plan for a new airport in the Thames Estuary.

The press enthusiastically took up the labelling of this airport as "Boris Island": another victory for Johnson as he stamps his personal brand all over his mini-empire of London, following on from "Boris bikes" (actually introduced by Ken).

In honour of the Mayor's multiple headlines, here he is -- erm, juggling with weirdly shaped vegetables at a free food event in London.

What is going on? What is he saying? Doing? Why?! Do with it what you will. Answers in the comment box below please.

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Listen to this episode of The Deep Dive now:


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