When Boris Johnson came to power he brought with him the power of the punditocracy. Many members of his team were current or former journalists and all of them knew how to string a sentence together.
Which makes these comments from Boris's housing advisor and former journo Richard Blakeway all the more surprising:
"London mayor Boris Johnson’s housing director has branded quality of life on social housing estates a ‘joke’.Nearly half of social tenants love their dogs more than their neighbours, Richard Blakeway told yesterday’s British Property Federation conference."
Come now Inside Housing, you're exaggerating. Surely he didn't say that?
"Quality of life is a joke. 46 percent of social tenants on estates love their dog more than their neighbour. Why? Largely because of the total absence of the market."
Okay he did say it. He's an idiot.