Building's architectural critic tells us what's on his festive wish list

Who would you put on top of your Christmas tree?

Boris Johnson. It is good to have a politician not terrified either of making a fool of himself, or being a slave to spin. He's not afraid to kick some prominent ass and has got rid of those bendy busses.

Who’s on the naughty list?

I think Prince Charles, for pulling the plug on that Rogers scheme. His little hissy fit undermines the whole of the construction industry and there was virtually nothing worth preserving on that site. The rest of us have to earn a living.

Turkeys and Crackers

Getting planning consent to build a studio at the bottom of my garden.

What would you give the construction industry for Christmas?

Get more women on to building sites, builders merchants, quantity surveyors offices, estimating departments, fabricators workshops ... everywhere.

Gus Alexander runs his own practice in Clerkenwell