Friday, August 07, 2009

Boris Johnson: ex-shedworker

Perhaps we were wrong about the 'colourful' Mayor of London Boris 'homeworking is a euphemism for sloth' Johnson since it appears he has been a shedworker (or at least a shedowner) for some time. Well, a fortnight. As reported in The Guardian, Johnson was told by his local council to remove the wooden shed he had put up on the first floor balcony of his Islington residence - a Grade II listed building no less - on the grounds that it did not have planning permission, was entirely out of keeping with local architecture, and had been the focus of several complaints from his neighbours.