He's doing promotional work for his book release, the daily show is part of that circuit ( he did letterman as well ).
The tories couldn't give a fuck.
Boris just won an election and Osbourne is scared that Boris could "steal" his shot at being tory leader after Cameron. The whole tory high command is probably wishing he would make some stupid gaffes during this whole thing.
Haha yeah you are right, they must be scared of how popular he is despite being a complete liability. It does make me laugh when I hear or read things that suggest he may one day be in the running for the Prime Minister's job, lol what a fucking farce that would be.
I think one of the reasons Boris is so well regarded, other than being a pretty intelligent and eloquent bloke, is that we see a little of ourselves in his unashamed buffoonery.
I remember on HIGNFY when Hislop was asking him about that bloke who got beaten up. Most politicians would have squirmed, Boris did exactly that but the audience laughed with him, not at him. That's the mark of a man with charm in spades.
Yep charm is definately his most powerful tool, for all his faults and he has many you still cannot but help like the bloke on a personal level, a big part of that is he often comes across as being very honest.
I like Boris. He's not perfect, but he's intelligent, passionate about London, speaks Latin and Greek, and his bumbling buffoonery is an endearing characteristic imo. I don't think being Mayor is easy. Impossible to please everyone. I'm just grateful Livingstone didn't get in again TBH