Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith made his business pitch directly to Real Business readers in March as he attempts to grab power from Johnson. It followed our previous breakdown of what Goldsmith and his rival candidates had to say about supporting tech in the UK capital.Of course, Johnson has been eager to push that particular industry with various crusades, the most recent of which arrived with the Mayor’s International Business Programme that plans to take 800 London tech SMEs overseas. However, it’s Johnson’s non-business antics, like his wild rugby tackle of a small Japanese child, have resulted in him generating a Twitter following of more than 2m people – that’s over 600,000 more than prime minster David Cameron. He’s become recognised for his monthly #AskBoris sessions on the social network, a time that provides an opportunity for serious political answers and debate – so naturally it usually results in Johnson being fired one bizarre enquiry after another. Given that he’s ready to stand down from his role of London mayor, Johnson took his final #AskBoris session on 14 March, which will likely leave every Brit with a hankering for some light-hearted trolling with a heavy heart. Here’s a rundown of what the public had to ask Johnson for the final edition… On pollution… the night tube finally given the go ahead after months of embarrassing delays, Johnson was questioned on when the launch will actually take place – he dodged providing a specific answer and it didn’t go unnoticed.
How’s the kid that you rugby tackled? #AskBoris— Laura Hindley (@LauraHindley2) March 14, 2016
Someone went down the multiple choice route to offer simplicity…
#AskBoris are you a bumbling fool incapable of holding office or a calculated act incapable or holding to ethics?— JE (@JohnEdginton) March 14, 2016
And, of course, no #AskBoris session would be complete without talk of his hairdo…
#AskBoris What would you rather have someone poke one of your eyes out with:A) A spoon?
B) A fork?
C) A spork?
D) A badger? — J.J.Fux 1660-1741 (@missus_gumby) March 14, 2016
Do you and Trump share the same hair dresser? #AskBoris— Keef (@Kelar71) March 14, 2016
But no matter how bad it all seems for Johnson, let’s remember the feedback the public had for House of Fraser’s #Emojinal Valentine’s Day campaign. By Zen Terrelonge
#AskBoris reckon your hair could beat Trump’s in a fight to the death?— Oli (@Olveres) March 14, 2016
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