Boris takes fight to heart of City

PORT drinkers raised their glasses, a knight was converted and one supporter suggested the Mayor should join in with some “Boris Dancing” – it’s hard to imagine a more welcoming environment for the Conservative candidate than Leadenhall Market’s St George’s Day celebrations.

Yesterday Johnson was cheered by City crowds as he gave a stump speech that warned of a return “to the Jurassic epoch” if his opponent “newtzilla” returned to office.

Jeff Edwards, a hospital porter dressed as a medieval warrior, was so impressed that he promptly knighted the Mayor with a wooden sword: “Normally I’m a Labour voter but that man changed my mind today. I’m from the East End and he’s what we call a geezer.”

But Vimal Parekh of Leadenhall greengrocer Sproutin was unsure how he’ll vote on 3 May: “I’m undecided. If there was an election tomorrow I’d go with my gut instinct and vote for Livingstone.”