Just received this from the editor of Time Out regarding their Mayoral Hustings this Wednesday:
"We were excited and proud to be able to offer you direct access to all our four main candidates on one platform, which would give you an opportunity to quiz them in person on their plans for our city. Disappointingly, Boris Johnson, who had initially confirmed his place at this hustings, has withdrawn from the event and so will NOT be attending. I'll leave you to surmise what this says about the Tory mayoral candidate and his commitment to London."
This comes after Boris also pulled out of 'Any Questions' on Radio 4 and after this revealing comment from Times journalist David Aaronovitch:
"There is hardly a senior soul in this business who hasn't turned up to an evening with Boris, to discover that it is an evening with anyone but. "I'm sorry," says the chair, anticipating the boos of disappointment, "but Boris Johnson is unable to be with us." followed by some lie."
Does anyone else see a pattern emerging?
---UPDATE--- Team Boris have accused Time Out of lying! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound.
---FURTHER UPDATE--- Time Out accuse Team Boris of lying! How to make friends and influence people eh?
---EVEN FURTHER UPDATE---The Guardian spot No Show BoJo