Boris talks up London charm at City dinner

WHAT would a Capitalist diary entry be, without a weekly update on loveable London Mayor Boris Johnson?

And so, to the City’s Mansion House last night, where the Lord Mayor hosted the City Mayor for the London Government Dinner.

Among the 300 guests gathered to hear BoJo’s musings on Europe were chair of London Councils Jules Pipe, MP for the Cities of London and Westminster Mark Field, head of TfL Peter Hendy, the Mayor’s economic adviser Gerard Lyons, Johnson’s chief of staff Sir Eddie Lister and the Deputy Mayor of London Kit Malthouse.

As well as discussing London’s strategic role in Europe, Boris was talking up London in his after dinner speech – fewer murders than New York, less tax than Paris, more green space than any other European city and, crucially, better nightlife than Zurich.