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  • MetalDog 22 Jun 2012 17:39:18 23,708 posts
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    And here we have Boris's deputy being totally slaughtered.

    Nice to know the people in charge are competent!

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • gang_of_bitches 22 Jun 2012 17:49:46 5,442 posts
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    That's pretty embarrassing.
  • LetsGo 11 Sep 2012 14:20:41 5,161 posts
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    Great speech from Bojo yesterday, next PM?
  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 14:25:19 43,170 posts
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    There's more to running a country than bombast posing as oratory.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2012 14:26:02 58,782 posts
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    No there isnt, sadly.

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    He totally called it

  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 11 Sep 2012 14:26:20 6,654 posts
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    Jesus Christ I hope not :D
  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 14:30:58 43,170 posts
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    Note: 'running the country', not 'getting elected'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 11 Sep 2012 14:35:44 58,782 posts
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    He wont have to do much running. He just needs to speak well.

    Se also: David Cameron.

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  • RedSparrows 11 Sep 2012 17:12:12 21,988 posts
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    Boris Johnson said some things we liked in an affable way!
    GIVE HIM POWER NOOWWW

    Christ, you lot'd be right fun under an orator with real power/evil.*

    *didn't use the H word.
  • LetsGo 11 Sep 2012 17:21:26 5,161 posts
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    I think Boris would give the country a much needed morale boost!

    Despite what's said about him, his loved by London which isn't bad going being a Tory and all...
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 11 Sep 2012 17:24:09 37,302 posts
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    That's my thoughts on it.

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  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 17:28:47 43,170 posts
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    He can be a morale-boosting mayor of London, where he doesn't actually have that much input (to fuck up).

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Mr-Brett 11 Sep 2012 17:36:59 12,723 posts
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    The closest comparison would probably Arnie (gimmicky, clueless and inexplicably popular) and that went really well so yeah lets all vote for Boris.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • disusedgenius 11 Sep 2012 17:40:03 5,195 posts
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    Arnie did a decent job though, no? Considering what a shitty position the Governor of California is in he seemed to cope as well as anyone could.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Sep 2012 17:45:24 17,263 posts
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    disusedgenius wrote:
    Arnie did a decent job though, no? Considering what a shitty position the Governor of California is in he seemed to cope as well as anyone could.
    Aren't they near-bankrupt?
  • disusedgenius 11 Sep 2012 17:49:36 5,195 posts
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    Sure, but he was left unable to raise funds or do much about that due to a bunch of retarded laws passed years previous which no one wants to repeal.
  • kentmonkey 11 Sep 2012 17:54:04 20,420 posts
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    My instant reaction is no.

    But then we do have a useless, clueless prat that nobody likes in charge now, so why not have a probably useless, potentially clueless (although he understands the 'Boris' brand and thus probably isn't all that clueless) but most definitely prat, that people do actually like?

    But still, no.

    Arnie wasn't to blame for California's issues. I don't think he did much to help (not through lack of trying), but he wasn't to blame. Plus he was really just a 'face' for his regime.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Sep 2012 17:57:10 17,263 posts
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    Fair do's.
  • LetsGo 11 Sep 2012 17:57:59 5,161 posts
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    Boris is doing a good job in London, much better than Ken.
  • oceanmotion 11 Sep 2012 17:58:45 15,641 posts
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    What would be wrong with Boris over Cameron or any other Tory or in fact any other potential leader in UK politics.. He clearly isn't stupid and comes across genuine unlike the snake Cameron and all the rest. Yes he can be silly and clumsy but so what. Can't be any worse than the hollow lot that most politicians are.
  • disusedgenius 11 Sep 2012 17:59:03 5,195 posts
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    Nah, I'd say Ken just edges it.
  • mal 11 Sep 2012 18:34:10 22,332 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    Despite what's said about him, his loved by London which isn't bad going being a Tory and all...
    More people voted against him than for him than for him in the last Mayoral election and that doesn't count the people that spoiled their ballots or found the whole lot of them so horribly unrepresentative they couldn't be arsed to vote for any of them.

    Edit: But yes, being a tory and still electable in 2012 after a term of pretty uninspired leadership's not a bad job.

    Edited by mal at 18:35:27 11-09-2012

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • FWB 11 Sep 2012 18:41:56 43,797 posts
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    Fuck Ken. Slimey cunt. Boris is a tit, but better. He should run for leader and then PM. I'd never vote for him, but he couldn't be worse than the current elitist old-boy wankers.
  • mal 11 Sep 2012 18:46:33 22,332 posts
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    If he runs or leader when the Tories are in power, won't he automatically become PM?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Clive_Dunn 11 Sep 2012 18:47:34 4,775 posts
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    Are you actually claiming that Boris isn't an elitist old boy wanker ?
  • LetsGo 11 Sep 2012 18:50:37 5,161 posts
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    mal wrote:
    LetsGo wrote:
    Despite what's said about him, his loved by London which isn't bad going being a Tory and all...
    More people voted against him than for him than for him in the last Mayoral election and that doesn't count the people that spoiled their ballots or found the whole lot of them so horribly unrepresentative they couldn't be arsed to vote for any of them.

    Edit: But yes, being a tory and still electable in 2012 after a term of pretty uninspired leadership's not a bad job.
    He we go.... we can all twist polls as much as we want, at the end of the day more people voted for Boris than any other candidate. Why? Because we has done a good job in London and deserves a second term.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 11 Sep 2012 18:57:34 6,654 posts
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    Heh, wow! Tbf, I'm an unapologetic inverse snob, but Boris' world view leaked out when he described god knows how many thousands for a newspaper article as throwaway change.

    How the hell somebody with this view can relate to the wider population is beyond me. And if you think that the ability to relate to the broader population isn't necessarily needed to effectively govern, the fact that he let this opinion loose in the first place implies that he's not the skilled politician many people have him pegged down as.
  • Mr-Brett 11 Sep 2012 18:59:30 12,723 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Arnie wasn't to blame for California's issues. I don't think he did much to help (not through lack of trying), but he wasn't to blame. Plus he was really just a 'face' for his regime.
    Fair enough, t'was a poor comparison.

    Portable view - Never forget.

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