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Boris Johnson has been declared the Mayor of London


BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
3 May 2008 /  #1
guaranteed public school boy tomfoolery, splendid!

My plan to change London for the better includes the following:

* Beef up the police presence on our streets by increasing police numbers and cutting red tape at the Metropolitan Police Service
* Implement serious strategies on knife and gun crime and arm the police with handheld weapon scanners
* Crack down on the culture of casual disorder that leads to more serious crime, with live CCTV on buses and a community service scheme for young people who abuse free travel

* Make transport safer by putting more uniformed officers on buses and station platforms
* Protect our green, open spaces and encourage more recycling across the boroughs
* Scrap the proposed £25 congestion charge and make the existing system fairer and more flexible
* Work in partnership with local councils to build the homes that people want and can afford
* Stretch the taxpayer pound to give Londoners more bang for their buck and axe the waste and overspending at City Hall.


good on ya bozza
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
3 May 2008 /  #2
I'm just glad to see the back of Ken.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
3 May 2008 /  #3
What a load of tosh.......so he wants to make London into a bland watered down version of Olso...or other anodyne capital cities?

Why do you think London is such a buzzing interantional city?

Cause of its edge......with that edge brings a hint of danger...in all forms...risks in all forms.

English society has always been brilliant at its top end and s-h-i-t-e at the bottom end...it will always be that way.....

They want to legislate away its very Englishness..........is that a good thing?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
3 May 2008 /  #4
As if London doesn't already have one of the highest levels of CCTV intrusion already.
Encouraging recycling - the usual stuff these days. Just don't delegate this responsibility to Tesco.
Affordable housing - in London - right!
More people in uniforms on public transport? Mmmm - uniforms! I know where he's coming from.
Overspending in government? A typical thing for a new incumbent to say they'll do. It'll never happen.

English society has always been brilliant at its top end and s-h-i-t-e at the bottom end

What does that mean? Bottom end? Top end? Where's Boris in that?
OP BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
3 May 2008 /  #5
What a load of tosh...

hmmm... do you think people voted for his policies...? ;-)

good to see you posting Frank
telefonitika  
3 May 2008 /  #6
i didnt vote for any political party never have in 12 years ... none do the job they claim they will do anyways
Frank 23 | 1,183  
3 May 2008 /  #7
hmmm... do you think people voted for his policies...? ;-)

Bubb...not at all....95% of voting is AGAINST something......human nature...lol..Labour/Ken had run their course........

What does that mean? Bottom end? Top end? Where's Boris in that?

Sorry Osiol.....London being a very skewed version of Englishness/Britishness.......both magnified and microcosmed.......

No clearer ....?.....ah well........I'm gunna sack that bloody script writer!!!

;)...:)
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
3 May 2008 /  #8
I'm not a great fan of Boris, but I voted for him to get Ken out.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
3 May 2008 /  #9
London being a very skewed version of Englishness/Britishness

I think London is like a different country. It's something for the rest of Britain to admire in some ways, but to look down on in others.

95% of voting is AGAINST something

That is kind of correct. Parties don't win elections, it is the other party that loses the election.
The majority of voters just vote for the party for whom they've always voted.

Is this in his list of pledges?
Big, white, foppish mops on heads for all.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
3 May 2008 /  #10
The other guy was a commie... ?
ukpolska  
3 May 2008 /  #11
Don't know if I'd be able to take him seriously though - Boris always comes across as a bit of a buffoon. I'm sure he'd be a great after dinner speaker/ pub drinking team member/ Have I Got news For You host, but would you want him making policies for the city?

enforced hair bleaching? Bumbling lessons? Brogue-wearing classes?
Seems like a "Tim-but-dim" thoroughly nice bloke, but hardly a hard-line politician.

And another thing,
As mayor, Johnson will be expected to attend at least part of the Beijing Olympics in China, and do you really think he is able to avoid offending the hosts and making himself and the UK look stupid?
IronsE11 2 | 442  
3 May 2008 /  #12
Great result. I'd love to have seen the moment when Ken realised the people of London prefer a demented sheepdog to him.

I would have voted but I was playing football.

priorities.
OP BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
3 May 2008 /  #13
the people of London prefer a demented sheepdog to him

a highly amusing eton educated demented sheepdog if you dont mind
Wroclaw Boy  
3 May 2008 /  #14
Im sure if we all made the effort to vote Ken would still be in charge.
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
3 May 2008 /  #15
I would have voted but I was playing football.

from 6am until 10pm?
OP BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
3 May 2008 /  #16
Im sure if we all made the effort to vote Ken would still be in charge

just as well we didnt bother then, ay
IronsE11 2 | 442  
3 May 2008 /  #18
from 6am until 10pm?

No, I had to wake up and attend my place of employment. Didn't have time to do it in the morning and played football straight after work.

Was considering voting Boris for the already stated reason. Alternatively, the next four years could be such a joke that the postion of The Mayor London is abolished completely. It's win/win.

I'm just relieved that the irritating nasal I know best Ken has been removed
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
3 May 2008 /  #19
No, I had to wake up and attend my place of employment. Didn't have time to do it in the morning and played football straight after work.

Go on then - I'll let you off (even though Mr LC and I got out of bed half an hour earlier to get our vote in LOL!)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
4 May 2008 /  #20
I'm not a great fan of Boris, but I voted for him to get Ken out.

Now you have the idea how many Poles feel when they vote.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
4 May 2008 /  #21
There were various local elections across the UK at the same time. My dad helps out at the polling stations (must be for the free cups of tea). He told me there were quite a few voters with Polish-looking names in his area.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 May 2008 /  #22
He'll no doubt advocate the playing of cricket everywhere. What was wrong with Ken Livingstone?
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
4 May 2008 /  #23
Ken Livingstone?

Plenty. What's right with him?

My particular gripe is his croneyism, and the way that he was spunking money at city hall. I could list loads and loads of examples of first hand experience of this.... the worst one of all being the newspaper (actually it looks like a newspaper, but it is really just a propaganda sheet) that is pushed through my letterbox every month, promoting "brand Ken". This costs around £3 million a year to produce and distribute, of which more than £600,000 comes directly from council tax.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
4 May 2008 /  #24
I was asking in an educational way. I don't really know much of what he did or didn't do. Tossers like that will always try and publicise themselves. Money talks and BS walks.
Mister H 11 | 761  
5 May 2008 /  #25
Great result.

You couldn't spare 10 minutes ?

Shame on you.

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