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CITY VIEWS: HAS THE CITY LOST ITS CHAMPION?

<strong>DAVID COLES </strong> ATLAS PARTNERS<br />&ldquo;Boris changes his mind every five minutes. He is now simply jumping on the bandwagon of bashing the banks. But, who knows? Next week he might change his tune again. The City doesn&rsquo;t take much notice of the London Mayor anyway &ndash; but Boris is a fickle character.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>CARLOS PEREZGROVAS </strong>DAIWA SECURITIES<br />&ldquo;I think Boris is a bit of a clown. I think he just changes his views to whatever is in fashion. He should be supporting bonuses and banks as they will lead the way out of this recession. Instead, he is now choosing to have the vote of &ldquo;the people&rdquo;.<br /><br /><strong>MARK DOIDGE </strong> INVESTMENT BANKER<br />&ldquo;He had been a champion for the city but now he has switched sides to court popular opinion. Because he is in a political position, he must think that he cannot be seen to be overly biased. But the City does need a champion of sorts &shy;&ndash; bankers have already had it from all sides.