With the Ken/Boris dichotomy of the London Mayoral race so far, the Lib Dems have ample room to complain that they aren’t getting enough coverage– but on the back of their candidate’s latest performance, that might be a blessing in disguise.
Firstly, in an interview with BBC London, he couldn’t tell the interviewer how much his transport policies would cost. Then today, on LBC 97.3 he defended not knowing the cost, protesting that “it’s not reasonable for me to know that.”
The exchange is rather startling:
Interviewer: “Hang on, it’s not reasonable for you to know the costings of your policy? Are you honestly saying that?”
[Five second pause]
Interviewer: “You must have to know the costings, Brian, of your policies if you’re going to be mayor of London?”
Paddick: “Er, that’s…absolutely…erm…ridiculous.”
That sound you hear is any hopes of Paddick outdoing the measly 9.8% he polled in 2008 slipping away.