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Boris Johnson for British Prime Minister

Rescuing Damsels in distress makes Boris a good egg in my books, even though I also voted for Red Ken.

Boris Johnson saves filmmaker Franny Armstrong from attack
Age of Stupid director rescued by 'knight on shining bicycle'

Hélène Mulholland



Boris Johnson came to the rescue of a high profile climate change activist and filmmaker who was being attacked by a group of young girls brandishing an iron bar, it was revealed today.
Franny Armstrong, the director of The Age of Stupid, described the mayor of London as her "knight in a shining bicycle" after he came to her defence as she was walking home in Camden, north London, last night.
She called out for help to a passing cyclist after being surrounded by a group of hoodie-wearing young girls who pushed her against a car, one holding an iron bar.
The cyclist turned out to be none other than Johnson, who has made tackling youth crime a key mayoral priority.
He stopped and chased the girls down the street, calling them "oiks", according to Armstrong, who praised the mayor's intervention.
Johnson returned and insisted on walking her home.
Armstrong is the founder of the 10:10 campaign, which aims to cut 10% of carbon emissions in 2010 and has attracted support from leading firms – including the Guardian – and personalities.
"I was texting on my phone so didn't notice the girls until they pushed me against the car, quite hard," she said.
"I noticed that one had an iron bar in her hand. It was very frightening. At that moment a man cycled past and I called out for help.
"He said to the girls: 'What do you think you are doing?' He picked up the iron bar, called after the girls and cycled after them. He returned a few minutes later and walked me home.
"He was my knight on a shining bicycle."
Johnson's office confirmed the story but declined to comment on the mayor's actions.
Armstrong admitted she did not agree with Johnson's politics, and had voted for his rival Ken Livingstone in the mayoral elections, but added: "If you find yourself down a dark alleyway and in trouble I think Boris would be of more use than Ken."

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Old 18.11.2009, 11:18
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM

Blimey...well done Boris.
It is a pity that he is such a clown though.

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"If you find yourself down a dark alleyway I think Boris would be of more use than Ken."
Dirty minx.
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Old 18.11.2009, 11:27
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM

Boris is a class act. Bit of a buffoon, admittedly, but has sound ideas and is eminently preferable to that slimeball Ken Livingstone.
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Old 18.11.2009, 11:32
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM

Strange this story came out a couple of weeks ago just around the time Channel 4 docu drama "When Boris Met Dave" was broadcast.

Saw someone reading this on the plane on the way to Blighty this weekend.
"Hello Ken, fancy being my deputy? Boris Johnson 'offers' old adversary a new job during chance meeting
Ken to be Boris's deputy (as all the others keep getting sacked or resigning for wrong-doing or incompetence). Could be fun.
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Boris is a class act. Bit of a buffoon, admittedly, but has sound ideas and is eminently preferable to that slimeball Ken Livingstone.
Maybe he's only slimey because of his newts.
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Old 18.11.2009, 11:42
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM

As mentioned, this news is a couple of weeks old. The damsel in distress also has some history of manipulating the media for her own benefit.... As a film maker and climate campaigner, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

None the less : Boris for PM!
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:01
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As mentioned, this news is a couple of weeks old. The damsel in distress also has some history of manipulating the media for her own benefit.... As a film maker and climate campaigner, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

None the less : Boris for PM!
At least he has a personality and conviction for what he believes in, right or wrong.
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:06
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None the less : Boris for PM!
My vote goes to Clarkson.
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:24
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Re: Boris Johnson for British Prime Minister

This is a pretty old story!
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:25
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At least he has a personality and conviction for what he believes in, right or wrong.
Sounds like Gordon Brown ..... minus the personality.
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:30
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My vote goes to Clarkson.
Alan Partridge. Pretty sure he swings Boris and Clarkson's way.
Or maybe with this example of his political prowess, EU President :
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:45
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Re: Boris Johnson for PM

Erm errr, welll yes, i mean errm no and this yes, errr, inverted pyramid of piffle...We invented wiff-waff....

Comedy genius, I may even consider moving back to blighty if Boris was PM.
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Old 18.11.2009, 14:57
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Comedy genius, I may even consider moving back to blighty if Boris was PM.
Have you noticed Clarkson has adopted Alan Partridge's "...and on that bombshell" catchphrase on Top Gear?
Seems like a lot of these right winger buffoon type are a bit of a joke.
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Old 18.11.2009, 15:20
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At least he has a personality and conviction for what he believes in, right or wrong.
Unlike Archer, who has a personality and a conviction.

btw - Boris portrays himself as a buffoon, but he's is most definitely not unintelligent.
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Seems like a lot of these right winger buffoon type are a bit of a joke.
Same could be said for most (all) of the current government.

BTW, Daniel Hannan for PM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Hannan. Some odd ideas, but he is wonderfully Eurosceptic
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Unlike Archer, who has a personality and a conviction.
Oh, I do like that. A lot.
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Old 18.11.2009, 15:24
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Unlike Archer, who has a personality and a conviction.

btw - Boris portrays himself as a buffoon, but he's is most definitely not unintelligent.
Are you saying that he is not, not unintelligent?

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Boris portrays himself as a buffoon, but he's is most definitely not unintelligent.
When it comes to serious ideas, policies, obeservations, comments etc I think he's much better at writing than speaking.

He just trips over himself when quizzed about anything on camera. Not so good at thinking on his feet (in front of TV cameras).

When he's not talking politics and it comes to fun & humour he's compulsive viewing.

But if he were ever PM, I think he may come over George W like to the rest of the world.
However that's unlikely as he got caught with his trousers down a few years back.

Unlike Tory candidate Elizabeth Truss who had an affair with a married Tory MP (which ended his marriage) but Tory central office imposed her as a Norfolk local candidate because she's a (talented) woman to make up the demographic quota.
When they found out about her colourful past, the local party members were told that central office forgot to ask her if she'd done anything in her past that could've brought embarrassment to the Conservative party but local members could've Googled it themsleves!
Quite an interesting side-story I thought.
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