So, as I predicted back in March, my old boss John Bird has decided not to run for Mayor of London after all. He's decided to launch his "political movement" instead. Would that be related to the "street party" he's been threatening to set up for the last five years?
It's sad really. He's like that bloke in the pub who's always good for a tale, always got a big idea, always on the verge of a breakthrough, just about to change the world... and yet is always in that same pub the next time you go back there.
Still, at least one of his grand schemes once came to fruition, didn't it, even if it was 16 years ago? Oh no, hang on, The Big Issue was someone else's idea, wasn't it?