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 NS Podcast #112: Going Underground

Are women-only carriages the way forward?

This week, we explain why we're backing Tessa Jowell as Labour's candidate for London mayor, talk women-only carriages on the tube, and speak to Tom Shone about Woody Allen. (Caroline Crampton, Barbara Speed, John Elledge, Stephen Bush, George Eaton).

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