DAILY Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson does not like being mayor of London anymore, it has been confirmed.
Returning to what remains of the capital last night, the glum-faced mayor stressed that tiptoeing through the charred remains of a sandwich shop in Hackney was not his idea of a ‘jape’.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph he said: “I want it to be about the Olympics and big, friendly bicycles. This is just ghastly.
“It seems that many Londoners and I now disagree on what constitutes a ripping good lark.
“To me it’s cycling to a community centre while wearing an endearing helmet and then making a speech that is little more than a thinly-veiled leadership challenge to David Cameron.
“It’s asking some incredibly rich people what I can do to make them richer and then have them all applaud me loudly and compliment my charming hair.
“I don’t want to do it if it means I have to come back off my holidays and stare at some burnt-out car while looking all serious, when in actual fact I’m just trying to work out whether it was a Mondeo or a Vectra.”
Meanwhile, likely Labour candidate for mayor Ken Livingstone said the riots started because Norman Tebbit has been going round Tottenham whipping little black babies with his belt and spiking everyone’s Tizer with anabolic steroids.
Prime minister David Cameron also returned to London last night to ensure that waitresses in the riot hit areas were being tipped properly.