In local elections in the U.K. yesterday, Gordon Brown’s ruling Labour Party recorded its worst results since proper records began in 1973 – and a worse result than lame duck John Major recorded in 1995. The beneficiaries were not the alternative leftist party, the Liberal Democrats, but the Conservative Party. I’d optimistically suggested that the Tories would gain 222 seats, but so far they’ve gained 213 and there are still 20 councils to go. Labour has lost 248. My old mate Boris Johnson is poised to become Mayor of London, which is a mind-boggling concept.
Meanwhile, London’s leading newspaper, the Evening Standard has a very amusing front page today that fans of Tony Blair, as well as Conservatives, will enjoy. Scroll down a bit here to see it.