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Old 12.09.2012, 14:17
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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 & they most certainly do not deserve this current ghastly lot.
Its a truism that we never vote a government in, we vote them out. Labour at that point had so exhausted their welcome that even previous Labour voters like myself were happy to see the back of them. I actually voted LibDem this time around, but one thing you can say about the Tories is that at least they are consistent so you know what you are getting.
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Hitler was a charismatic chap too...



(and for the hard of comprehension - no, I am not comparing Boris to Hilter )
Well, historically Taunton has always been part of Minehead
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but one thing you can say about the Tories is that at least they are consistent so you know what you are getting.

As someone said after the student riots in late 2010:

"As sure as night follows day, riots follow a Tory Govt."

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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.
Sorry, but no. It is not that big, compared to major ministerial roles on an international level. He is probably well known because of the Olympics. Fundamentally he was in the right place and the right time, rather like Giuliani in NY for 9/11 (as sick as this may sound).
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Old 12.09.2012, 15:24
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Sorry, but no. It is not that big, compared to major ministerial roles on an international level. He is probably well known because of the Olympics. Fundamentally he was in the right place and the right time, rather like Giuliani in NY for 9/11 (as sick as this may sound).
He doesn't actually have that much executive power. The old (and very powerful) GLC was disbanded by the Thatcher government and its powers devolved to the individual boroughs. The Mayor of London now has a say in policing and in transport but I think not much else.
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Just in on the Guardian site:

Boris Johnson is no laughing matter.
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Discussion open to Brits mostly, but anyone can join in, as long as you leave your car keys on the table .

I think Boris has done an outstanding job during the Olympics and Paralympics, you just can't fault him on his genuine infectious enthusiasm. Yesterday's speech after the athletes parade was pure Boris and just excellent:



There are mumblings that he may be the next Tory leader if Dave gets a poor result at the next GE, even though he himself has ridiculed the idea. So, is he simply the likeable buffon that we all know, or is there an astute, shrewd and highly intelligent politician below the surface?
He has a regular column in the Torygraph, which is always a fluent, interesting and insightful read.
It really shocks me that any Liverpool supporter could back this idiot to become PM. Even the idiot's apology yesterday for what The Spectator printed about hillsborough was said without any feeling of guilt!
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Just in on the Guardian site
And therein lies the crux of your anger

Do you really think anyone takes the old Gruaniad seriously?
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It really shocks me that any Liverpool supporter could back this idiot to become PM. Even the idiot's apology yesterday for what The Spectator printed about hillsborough was said without any feeling of guilt!
OK, lets talk about your lovechild Bliar, and his "45 minutes" Iraq war BS. How many deaths did that cause?
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Old 19.09.2012, 13:45
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It really shocks me that any Liverpool supporter could back this idiot to become PM. Even the idiot's apology yesterday for what The Spectator printed about hillsborough was said without any feeling of guilt!
Meh, feel free to remain shocked then.
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OK, lets talk about your lovechild Bliar, and his "45 minutes" Iraq war BS. How many deaths did that cause?
My lovechild?
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Meh, feel free to remain shocked then.
OK PaddyG. your choice. But I as a LFC supporter could never back him.
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

I like him and I am not even conservative... he has the sort of can-do attitude that would really make a difference. He is highly educated and probably very smart, but manges to hide it well and connects with the man on the street. You know, a bit like Putin or Berlusconi... and a bit of Bunga Bunga revelations in the tabloids would not stop him, would it?
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OK PaddyG. your choice. But I as a LFC supporter could never back him.
On a related note:

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Re: Boris Johnson for PM?

BBC Radio: What kind of Prime Minister would Boris Johnson make?. 23 minutes. Quite a good piece imo.
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Why is “none of the above” never on the ballot? Yes, I know, spoiling the ballot is possible but that doesn’t always send the right message.
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I like him and I am not even conservative... he has the sort of can-do attitude that would really make a difference. He is highly educated and probably very smart, but manges to hide it well and connects with the man on the street. You know, a bit like Putin or Berlusconi... and a bit of Bunga Bunga revelations in the tabloids would not stop him, would it?
I know this is years old, but I’m in London today and saw this thread get necroed... and the above made me laugh out loud. He’s smart all right - just like his buddy trump, a sooooper geeeeeenius.

Hides it very well indeed. More rat-like cleverness than smart, I’d say.
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Bojo as Prime Minister...

...God help Britain! No further comment.
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Can't this episode of Black Mirror finish already?
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