A clever ploy, with the media keen to pick up on his every gaffe and semantic slip, and one no doubt encouraged by his willing media team, headed by former BBC man Guto Harri.
BoJo's winning ticket was partly achieved by his promise to cut the chaff previous incumbent Ken Livingstone had managed to acquire in running his allegedly 'bloated' mayoral office.
As such, staff cuts are expected, although Johnson stopped short of saying exactly what he was going to do with the rather large stash of vintage wine he found at his new headquarters.
Boris has already attempted to force his workers to switch their political allegiances, cancelling the delivery of the Morning Star.
Now Diary hears that Transport for London has followed suit and sent a note to its media monitoring agencies saying that it no longer needs to receive the decidedly left-wing paper. Who's next?