Anthony Browne – ‘a man of impeccably liberal views’

Well, that’s what London mayor Boris Johnson claims. Challenged by Labour London Assembly member John Biggs during Mayor’s Question Time this week over the appointment of Anthony Browne as his policy director, Johnson described Browne as “a man of impeccably liberal views on the multicultural, multiracial qualities of this fantastic city”. Yes, that’s the same Anthony Browne whose views on immigration were once described by David Blunkett as “bordering on fascism“.