Farsighted Ken looks to the Fens
With his London Development Agency taking an interest in colleges, some fear it wants to replace the Learning and Skills Council as the controller of post-16 funding in the capital.
But do his ambitions stop there? A look at the LDA's website shows the homepage carries a picture, not of central London but looking east over the outer reaches of London into the far distance, though the smog towards a place called England.
Does he intend to expand his territory? Or were his web page designers daydreaming about a better life, away from Ken's congestion charging utopia, in sleepy East Anglia?