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  • Deleted user 24 March 2013 11:26:45
    Boris Johnson grilled on integrity ahead of TV documentary
  • mothercruncher 24 Mar 2013 13:45:22 12,090 posts
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    He hasn't come under nearly enough scrutiny and always reverts to the bumbling fool act in defence when he is. It's good to see him skewered.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Mar 2013 16:11:59 18,082 posts
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    The full interview

    Brilliant stuff. The interviews on Radio 4 are quite often like this by the way, before anyone moans that Boris is getting particularly rough treatment.
  • malloc 24 Mar 2013 16:32:16 2,844 posts
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    Whilst BJ knows how to come across, I generally don't like those sorts of interviews. Or to be more accurate, I find them entertaining but tend to find out more about the interviewer than the interviewee. Never sure of the bits that are important and which bits are blatant sound bytes searches by the interviewer. Atleast Paxman knows how to do it, everyone else is a poor imitation.
  • President_Weasel 24 Mar 2013 19:03:10 11,779 posts
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    He got the shit kicked out of him by Eddie Mair. Awesome stuff.
  • Lukus 24 Mar 2013 20:08:20 20,222 posts
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    Pretty much anyone would come out of an interview like that looking bad. We've all done and said stupid things in private that we wouldn't want an employer to know about. The mistake he's made is not keeping it private. But he's not had much choice there.

    Still, always nice to see a politician getting a good grilling.
  • mothercruncher 24 Mar 2013 20:32:31 12,090 posts
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    Eddie Mair is a great journo. His radio 4 program is well worth catching, a very dry sense of humour runs underneath the serious stuff.
  • faux-C 24 Mar 2013 21:17:19 11,172 posts
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    Eddie Mair isn't going to last long in Tellyland if he keeps doing such a great job.
  • President_Weasel 24 Mar 2013 21:56:22 11,779 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Pretty much anyone would come out of an interview like that looking bad. We've all done and said stupid things in private that we wouldn't want an employer to know about. The mistake he's made is not keeping it private. But he's not had much choice there.

    Still, always nice to see a politician getting a good grilling.
    Stupid things in public too, like fabricating quotes when he was a journo.
  • MightyMouse 25 Mar 2013 00:14:29 1,161 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Pretty much anyone would come out of an interview like that looking bad. We've all done and said stupid things in private that we wouldn't want an employer to know about. The mistake he's made is not keeping it private. But he's not had much choice there.

    Still, always nice to see a politician getting a good grilling.
    Boris has had it incredibly easy so far. Though I don't like them much, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband wouldn't come out looking anywhere near so bad because they simply haven't done so much iffy stuff. None of them has been fired for making up quotes, lied on the record to their party leaders or given out people's numbers so they could be assaulted. The mistake he's made is doing this stuff and then further not changing from it. Instead of owning up and learning from it he acts like a naughty child, and yes, that does indicate that he'd be a bad prime minister.
  • Lukus 25 Mar 2013 01:21:01 20,222 posts
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    I'm not excusing any of those things, the guy's a blithering idiot, albeit pretty entertaining as a result. He'd make for a disastrous Prime Minister in my opinion. But my point remains, everyone's done and said stupid or regrettable things at some point in their lives. It's easy to make public figures look bad in interviews like that if you want to. And vice versa. His rebuttals were lacking, but who knows, perhaps context would shine a more favourable light on some of those actions. Or not.
  • Dougs 15 Oct 2015 14:13:48 78,260 posts
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    http://static.businessinsider.com/image/561f682ddd089574588b4693/image.gif

    Funnest thing he's ever done.
  • anephric 15 Oct 2015 14:36:27 1,945 posts
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    I imagine it was just like being back at Eton and giving the lower boys a ruddy good trouncing, what.
  • drhickman1983 15 Oct 2015 14:45:59 3,859 posts
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    I have to admit I like his persona. I dislike his politics, but I do think he's quite amusing. Not really a good criteria for a politician, of course.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 15 Oct 2015 14:57:14 5,448 posts
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    He has form.

    http://media.timeout.com/blogimages/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/eJU97Sl.gif
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 15 Oct 2015 14:59:14 87,068 posts
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    He's not afraid to get stuck in.
  • Deleted user 15 October 2015 15:12:27
    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    He has form.

    http://media.timeout.com/blogimages/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/eJU97Sl.gif
    I love the way he just falls into the tackle. He's like a a second into the tackle and then his body just gives up and goes with gravity.
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 15 Oct 2015 15:44:06 37,703 posts
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    Boris: tough tackling foreigners since 2006
  • jaangus 15 Oct 2015 15:54:38 4,784 posts
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    GearsofTrout wrote:
    That is amazing, I actually quite like the idiot.
    He's got a double first from Oxbridge so he's certainly not an idiot.
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Oct 2015 15:59:51 19,691 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Boris: tough tackling foreigners since 2006
    He is a buffoon but I have to say a likeable one. Also he is the spit of one of our O.H Doctors even the voice.
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 15 Oct 2015 16:26:49 37,703 posts
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    He's a dangerous buffoon, a million miles away from the real world. But, unlike most politicians, hasn't got any way of hiding it.

    Fair?
  • Dougs 15 Oct 2015 17:23:52 78,260 posts
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    He hides behind the mask of bufoonery. But as said, he's clearly no idiot and he plays up to it quite a bit.
  • drhickman1983 15 Oct 2015 17:33:59 3,859 posts
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    It's why I said I like his persona. He's well aware of how he's perceived and he plays up to it... I don't think he'd be entirely different, but I think his public persona is like a caricature, with his joviality and buffoonish tendencies amplified.
  • chopsen 15 Oct 2015 17:38:19 18,465 posts
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    I find the cynicism of that of-putting. This isn't someone who's job it is to be an entertainer. He's supposed to be in a position of responsibility and authority, and he's playing to the crowd.

    Obviously all politicians do that to some degree. But he's a complete twat about it.
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Oct 2015 17:39:22 19,691 posts
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    You can all have buffoon on me, I knew it was the correct adjective to use. This by no way takes away from his intelligence.

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 17:39:52 15-10-2015
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 15 Oct 2015 18:37:21 37,703 posts
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    Hence I said dangerous buffoon. I've met him under non-public circumstances and he was being a total fucking logic idiot, so I assume that's not a mask, but it absolutely IS very dangerous to assume he's Harmless Silly Ole Boris
  • GoingNowWhere 15 Oct 2015 18:37:42 1,325 posts
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    Lovely bloke.
  • LetsGo 15 Oct 2015 19:44:31 7,325 posts
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    People say that it's scary that he may be PM one day.

    I'd be more concerned if Teresa May or Osborne are PM than Boris.
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