Boris Johnson answered select questions from his Twitter followers in a 30-minute online Q&A session this afternoon.
Here are some of the highlights:
Byng: Why did you want to become mayor?
Boris: It all started when I was nearly killed by a sodding bendy bus...seriously
I am the Juggernaut: what’s your favourite soup?
Boris: the molten magma hot tomato stuff made by Julian in the gla fair trade canteen
Cool beans Rachel: What is your daily morning routine to get you ready for the mayorly tasks of the day?
Boris: I always go for a run no matter how slow and painful...days can only get better
Gaz Weetman: The Gamesmakers have been excellent. Will you please fund some to stay on after the games shouting uplifting messages on the tube
Borris: all the volunteers- team London ambassadors and games makers- have been one of the biggest triumphs
7billionideas.com: would you encourage young entrepreneurs to start their own businesses?
Boris: Yes absolutely and don’t worry if you fail at first...I once tried to make ceramic tiles..fiasco
Lottie Dexter: Why are compulsory work experience placements at social enterprises and charities not private companies
Boris: we are doing 250,000 apprenticeships most of them in private cos...check website
Monk4now: Seems like a lot of big crime in the city, what can you do about Banks and Bankers who abuse trust and shame London?
Boris: bang em up
Aisha BOOM: Why don’t you give Ken a chance?
Boris: I gave him two excellent chances
Edward Kelly: What’s your opinion on Scotland having a referendum on Independance in 2014? Would love to know.
Boris: the Scots are never going to vote for independence...these games have done for Salmond...vote hoy
Kyle Ginn: What has been your favourite moment of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics so far?
Boris: it’s got to be Laura Trott and then the mo farah double plus beating France
Jude Elliott-Jones: Can your incompetency be learned or is it genetic?
Boris: ask Richard Dawkins or some evolutionary biologist
And here are a few questions which Boris, for reasons only known to himself, declined to answer:
Rachel McGuire: will I be able to vote for you to be Prime Minister?
Dan Francis: who taught you those fantastic dance moves in the closing ceremony?
Rob Ledniczky: Which do you consider the greatest heroic code, the Homeric or Virgilian?