Comments on: Boris Johnson’s wrong-headed parable of the innocent banker UK Poet Ivor Griffiths. Modern Poetry, Essays, Creative Writing Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:02:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Haynes John Haynes Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:54:06 +0000 That is your interpretation rather than any reality. I would suspect that there is no more of a “parable” in this that if he wrote about porridge. The truth, as ever in life is rather more mundane one suspects:

Boris has a full time job as Mayor of London, he is attending the Conservative Party Conference and has a regular Tuesday slot to fill for the Daily Telegraph. As most experienced journalists, he will always have a “filler” story to hand for when circumstances and time presses.

Finally, unlike the “Ruth Kelly to Resign” story, Boris is unlikely to want to field a ‘distracting story’ during conference. Please do check under your bed. Oh you do, jolly good.