Hopi Sen has posted this pro-Ken, anti-Boris video on his blog. I think that he is right in saying that it would have been rejected by any political campaign. If Ken had come out with this he would have been rightly accused of using personal tragedy as a political tool.
However, Hopi also says that he would have preferred for it to be chopped in two, but for me, this would have wrecked what is a powerful message. The video may be a bit mawkish for my taste but it tells a story that needs to be told.
And the story is this. As even Nick Ferrari admitted on the LBC debate, Ken showed great strength of leadership after the London bombings and leadership is definitely: "not something that (Boris) has ever been accused of."
Because sometimes there are things that need to be said. And for whatever reason, there are times when politicians themselves cannot say them. And with only two weeks left before the election, I think that this is definitely one of those times.