Don’t mention the B-word

PUBLISHED: 15:53 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:38 25 August 2010

Juliet once asked What's in a name? Well to New Labour it seems quite a lot. . .

Juliet once asked 'What's in a name?' Well to New Labour it seems quite a lot.

Tessa Jowell, Labour's minister for London, (pictured left) told colleagues they shouldn't call Boris - Boris.

She said they should either call him by his full name or refer to him as the 'Tory candidate'. She said: "What we have to avoid is a situation where people think this election is a joke and that the future of London is not serious."

Perhaps worrying about what to call the opposition should be less pressing than worrying about how to win the Mayoral elections . . .?

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times