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Old 11.09.2012, 19:38
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you just can't fault him on his genuine infectious enthusiasm.
Your as big a buffoon as he is if you think for a second that there's anything genuine about him. He's just another Eton tory toff horror & don't ever forget that.

He an absolute expert at playing for the crowd & lording up populist policies & sweetener gimmicks like the Boris bikes, but he has actually done very little in the way of decent everyday policy that helps or benefits the majority of working Londoners.

(I'm not a Livingstone fan either, but I find it pretty unfair that Johnson's hogging all the glory for the Olympics when it was in fact Livingston that worked his arse off to get Stratford as the site & bring them to London).

He'd be a f=@*ing disaster as PM. End of story.
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Your as big a buffoon as he is ..

Oh, the irony.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

I recall there were the same mockers and nay-sayers, when it was first known that he was standing for Mayoral election.
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Your as big a buffoon as he is if you think for a second that there's anything genuine about him. He's just another Eton tory toff horror & don't ever forget that.
So he went to a good school. Why exactly is that a problem for you?
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He an absolute expert at playing for the crowd & lording up populist policies & sweetener gimmicks like the Boris bikes, but he has actually done very little in the way of decent everyday policy that helps or benefits the majority of working Londoners.
Yet you forget he was re-elected to a 2nd term earlier this year, and his approval ratings were pretty good well before the Olympics rollercoaster got going.
Look beyond the eccentric "toff" and you'll find he has more layers than a Spanish onion.
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Oh, the irony.
Oh, well done - you've got me on a typing error
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Old 12.09.2012, 12:18
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Look beyond the eccentric "toff" and you'll find he has more layers than a Spanish onion.

Yes, you're right - but the onion is a distinctly rotten one.
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Yet you forget he was re-elected to a 2nd term earlier this year
He's the Mayor - how do you figure I forgot he was re-elected

But perhaps you've forgotten (or probably didn't really know, i imagine) that the result was down to the wire on a 38% turnout, with Labour also winning three more London assembly seats the Conservatives.
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Yet you forget he was re-elected to a 2nd term earlier this year, and his approval ratings were pretty good well before the Olympics rollercoaster got going.
Look beyond the eccentric "toff" and you'll find he has more layers than a Spanish onion.
Do you remember the layer that attacked Liverpool for being self pityful, when he was ordered by Howard to apologise to the city's people?
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DSo, is he simply the likeable buffon that we all know, or is there an astute, shrewd and highly intelligent politician below the surface?
Both.

He is a highly educated and intelligent person, but eccentric - rather than buffoon - to boot, which means that he will never get anywhere big, as 80% of the country will be alienated by him. The thought of an Eton and Oxford educated leader never sits well amongst the plebs.

Although I am not a fan per se, I am frustrated that for some reason we have to have popular rather than intelligent leaders, and anyone with an education is booed down as being a snob.

As they say, you get the government you deserve... never truer in the case of the UK.
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He is a highly educated and intelligent person, but eccentric - rather than buffoon - to boot, which means that he will never get anywhere big, as 80% of the country will be alienated by him.
You don't think 2-times Mayor of London is 'anywhere big' then? It's a damned site bigger than anything else outside, and even much of inside, the Cabinet. Only perhaps half-a-dozen government posts with more influence and responsibility.
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Old 12.09.2012, 13:18
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

Probably the most likely reason he will never become PM

Boris Johnson's private life raked up by David Cameron supporters

TORY backers have raked up private information about Boris Johnson in attempt to put an end to suggestions that he could take over as party leader.


David Cameron 2012 and London Mayor Boris Johnson (right)

DAVID CAMERON'S supporters have raked up Boris Johnsonís affairs as they try to scotch suggestions that he could take over as party leader.

Wealthy Tory backers have lined up to endorse the Mayor of London as a prime minister in waiting as he milks the Olympic limelight.

Cameron is irritated by Johnson, who refuses to refer to him as prime minister at their morning meetings, and fears Johnson could steal the show at the Tory conference. A source close to the PM said of Johnson: ďAll that stuff about his private life would be in the media and people wouldnít like it. They just donít put up with that sort of thing from a prime minister.Ē

Borisís first marriage broke up because of his cheating and he was sacked from the Tory frontbench for lying about his affair with writer Petronella Wyatt.

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anyone with an education is booed down as being a snob.

As they say, you get the government you deserve... never truer in the case of the UK.
What a load of utter rubbish.

Most people [in Britain] would love to have an intelligent leader & no one that I know in the UK has a problem with someone being educated.

The problem most people have is with the Eton clique isn't whether it's a good school or not educationally, it's that it's the most expensive & elitest & the epitome of the elitest, cliquey wealthy looking down from their ivory towers on the "plebs".

Wtf you mean by that ridiculous 'government you derserve' crap, I don't know.

What I do know - for a fact - is that the majority people in the UK didn't vote for this government & they most certainly do not deserve this current ghastly lot.
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Old 12.09.2012, 13:37
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Oh, well done - you've got me on a typing error
No, "Yout" would have been a typing error, you're simply grammatically challenged .
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Old 12.09.2012, 13:42
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He looks like that guy from Little Britain.


Ok now seriously, I think I do not know too much about British Politics, I think though he seems to be a charismatic chap...Boris I mean, not Andy...
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What I do know - for a fact - is that the majority people in the UK didn't vote for this government
That's a moot point anyway, no government in recent history has secured an outright majority in the share of the vote.

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they most certainly do not deserve this current ghastly lot.
No, we've got the bloody LibDems screwing it up for everyone
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No, "Yout" would have been a typing error, you're simply grammatically challenged .
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No, we've got the bloody LibDems screwing it up for everyone
You think the Lib Dems are allowed anywhere near the controls?
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Old 12.09.2012, 14:04
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What a load of utter rubbish.

Most people [in Britain] would love to have an intelligent leader & no one that I know in the UK has a problem with someone being educated.

The problem most people have is with the Eton clique isn't whether it's a good school or not educationally, it's that it's the most expensive & elitest & the epitome of the elitest, cliquey wealthy looking down from their ivory towers on the "plebs".

Wtf you mean by that ridiculous 'government you derserve' crap, I don't know.

What I do know - for a fact - is that the majority people in the UK didn't vote for this government & they most certainly do not deserve this current ghastly lot.
From one pleb to another, and I assume you are 'cos I certainly am, thank you for making my point in a way I just couldn't match.
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Ok now seriously... I think though he seems to be a charismatic chap...


Hitler was a charismatic chap too...



(and for the hard of comprehension - no, I am not comparing Boris to Hilter )
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