I’m amused to see that the excuses for London Mayor Boris Johnson have started already, and its only been two months! On Tuesday David Aaranovitch in the Times called it a ‘witch-hunt‘, saying politicians were being targetted for non-scandals. I usually like DA’s columns (incidentally, he quotes Sunder Katwala from this article on LC but doesn’t mention the website. It’s only courtesy, David?). But then you should have seen it coming when people were desperately trying to smear Ken Livingstone and his “cronies”… why should Boris be exempt? Poor Andrew Gilligan is still valiantly waiting for the promised land while muttering about “anti-Boris forces“. If that wasn’t bad enough, we had Iain Dale desperately blaming ‘Uncle Tom’ hating leftists (care to name any Iain?) and trying to protect his mate Nick Boles, who’s team were paid half a million for “transition” and yet failed to do any proper check. It’s all very comical.
In just two months Boris Johnson has clocked up a long list of controversies and gaffes (compiled by Mr Stop Boris). In fact, his latest gaffe could have been prevented if only Boris followed the rules he so hates.
Not that his latest plan to scrap the Â£25 charge and hand Â£400,000 of taxpayer’s money to Porsche is the final straw or anything…. but unlike Sian Berry, I’m happy to openly declare that I’m committed to getting rid of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. I want to topple this adminstration in four years time, or maybe sooner. And you know what? It’s looking like I’m going to have more fun than Andrew Gilligan, who will sooner or later be muttering about dark “anti-Boris forces” in his sleep.
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