Boris Johnson beware: your nemesis in London’s mayoralelection in 2012 could turn out to be Asbo queen Louise Casey.
London’s Evening Standard has reported that the government’santisocial behaviour czar is gunning for BoJo’s position and could stand on a streetcrime ticket.
Casey’s credentials are impressive. Her outburst in 2005that some government ministers would perform better if they turned up in the morning”pissed” and an apparently stern defence of binge-drinking might appeal to manysupporters of Ken Livingstone, who reportedly enjoys the odd drink and occasional row.
And her more recent dissing of Gordon Brown, whom she has blamed for therise in antisocial behaviour, might appeal to those closer to the Boris Johnsonwing of politics.
But which party could she align herself with? Perhaps onewith a familiar name? Perhaps Respect?