And so he makes his first* move towards No.10. - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28673113
I enjoy Boris, but who would ever take us seriously?
Oh FFS.... at myself.
(Didn't come up on search mind)
I quite like Boris, even as a leftie. He adds much needed colour into British politics...
He is a nasty piece of work. Only the terminally dumb fall for his act.
He's a fool. But don't underestimate him, he's a very dangerous, nasty, clever fool. Whilst people are laughing at the fool the fool is fooling everyone.
when bojo announced his intentions today the sweat was running off him like a waterfall!
im not sure thats a good look for a wannabe PM
Oh Boris you are so funny with your veneer of buffoonery hiding your cold evil heart. Do not trust this man with anything.
Hes not an actor I'll give him that. Hes no slick, sound-bite smoothie.
A character but very clever. What he did with Ken was simple and genius. Publish your tax returns fella. Ouch.
Would I want him as leader? No, I think hes got a fair few years yet. Maybe 5-10. In that time he'll either be ready or an embarrasement.
Boris needs more experience? He's probably technically more qualified than Cameron was when he started as PM. And he is certainly an actor, his whole image is an act.
Thats not an act- he plays up the goof but its not an act. He'll know that if effects his real credibility to a degree. IF he acted/calmed down he'd win over alot more people than the rich-boy/bumbling/making embarrasing comments.
One thing that does concern me is being photographed with a big developer - I dont think its sinister- just a spectacular goofy-own goal.
Nah I'm convinced he's going to go for the Nigel Farage "he's a normal bumbling **** that I could drink in the pub with" vote.
All an act. He's known all along that the public would get increasingly tired of Downing street clones, the devious devious bastard.
Do we know which constituency he's standing for yet? Liverpool, Wavertree or Knowsley?
If the Tories elect that right wing nut-job as a leader, then their already minuscule vote outside the Tory heartlands of England will evaporate. So I hope they do.
His amiable buffoon shtick means he gets away without having his policies analysed. In reality, his views on most issues have more in common with Nigel Farage than with Dave. I'm sure a big chunk of the Tory Party retired colonels and blue rinses, in the home counties, would cream their Marks and Spencers underwear over that prospect. Anyone less of a closet racist, anti-europe fruitcake, less so. Like I said: I hope they elect him. He'd cast the ****s out into the electoral wilderness for a good while
My cynicism makes me think that he'd win an election though, I reckon moronic Southerners would vote for him in droves. He will be our very own British version of Bush.
Pigface said » Oh Boris you are so funny with your veneer of buffoonery hiding your cold evil heart. Do not trust this man with anything.
Like running London ?
binners- looking at the Labour ranks, who do you think would be the next Blair?
I bet if you walked into a local Salvation Army hall you'd think you were at a Labour leadership rally.
Like running London ?
Ah bless, someone seems to think he runs London.
As binners said, I also hope he gets to be the leader of the Tory party. It would be a dream come true.
Like running London ?
Indeed... just another case of the media, or the Tory party (or labour nowadays, come to that) not having a clue (or caring) what goes on outside the M25. Just because a bunch of insular self-absorbed idiots, who think the whole ****ing world revolves around them, vote for one of their own, they automatically assume he has universal appeal throughout the electorate.
He doesn't. Far from it. He's a ****!
And the rest of the country knows this, full well. As noted by Radio 4 this morning who canvassed opinion in Sheffield. Its fair to say that it was less than enthusiastic.
Like I said... I really really hope they elect him. He'd be a bigger electoral gift to the labour party than Ed Milliband was to Dave. Large parts of the country would be absolutely repelled by him.
He’s seen around Town more often than “Call me Dave” for sure. He does fit right in here, many in Town like what he does and the way he goes about it. Of all the folks I know they prefer him to Red Ken, yet Ken did an awful lot for living wage Londoners. Oh how times change.
It’s highly unlikely he’ll get anywhere close to No10, best option for him is to stay put in Town and carry on what he started. Town needs all the infrastructure and builds that he’s planned out/been involved with and in our teeennny world he’s done more for cycling around here than many give credit for.
Buffoon or not, popular in Town he is.
The most dangerous man in British politics.
Hopefully, his extremely murky past might put off some of the electorate.
His multiple affairs whilst married.
Let's not forget he lied repeatedly about these to his wife and to Cameron.
His enthusiastic support of violent and aggressive behavior as a student.
His appointment of poorly qualified supporters to prominent positions of power.
His delightful agreement to supply Darius Guppy with a journalists address, so that Guppy could arrange for the man to be attacked.
His charming remarks about Liverpool.
With a bit of luck, there will be more to come.
Fingers crossed, eh?
That this wholly unpleasant, violent, deceitful, arrogant bully has the balls to stand as an MP is unsurprising.
That people intend to vote for him is absolutely shameful.
Just as a slight aside what exactly are the primary differences between labor and conservative, other than the colour of their ties?
The Labour Party has a 'u' in it.
The Conservative Party has more c's, n's ant t's.
And nowadays they even wear the same colour ties, so as not to cause any confusion
The labour party, while they're ****ing the poor, disabled etc, and lining the pockets with their corporate mates in the city, at least make some token effort to pretend they're not really really enjoying it
Boris will not be PM - nobody outside of London, and bits of the SE and the more inbred shiredom would vote for him (or a party led by him) - he's the embodiment of everything the Tories suffer from in terms of out of touch elitism.
Also his massively London-centric view of the world (only partly caused by his job) would be easy meat for the opposition.
Chattering classes w******* themselves into frenzy about one of their own.
BTw I am usually wrong about these things....
ah, the sound of northern lefties crying
good ole boris must have you worried, else you would be laughing.
maybe see if you can join the scots in sulking about not having enough independance, tis all a bit pubescent dont you think.
... or maybe Londoners just know their place and the sound of their master's voice has an old-Etonian accent...
Why do it soobalias?
Every contributor in this thread was waiting for a dissenting voice that they can leap on. I think there are some frustrations now that there is less proper arguing, hence many want "he who shall not be named" back to kick everything off again!
I'll swap you for the Australian pm
...or the Russian (ex PM now President). Maybe there is a trend to right-wing egotists.
As I said I am usually wrong about these things.
And as for a pubescent arguing ... isn't that the point of the internet?
to be fair he only scraped in the last mayoral election (3%?), despite having the backing of all the papers (even the gruandad turned on ken) and being up against an increasingly doddery lame duck livingston
all though it was predominantly the outer boroughs that voted for him
Yes we do know our place, it's here inside the M25 where inexplicably you still can't get gravy on chips.
If Boris were PM it would be great, he likes bikes and I like bikes. As for the rest of it I'm sure he would have people for that, I think devious, arrogance is a primary skill for a PM, look at Blair he was a self absorbed, war mongering bastard and the lefties loved him.
Anyway Boris won't be PM this time round Ed will be next and then maybe Boris will get in after Ed has cocked up.
soobalias - As a moaning northern lefty I really really hope Boris ends up as Tory leader. To the labour party, he'd be all their christmases and birthdays come at once
I may not like Dave, but I can respect that he had enough nouse to recognise how his party is viewed in large parts of the country,and realise thats why they'd lost three straight elections. Hence his shmoozing campaign to 'detoxify the Tory brand'. All that hug a hoodie/husky crap, was meant to appeal to the centre ground, not the anti EU, hang 'em and flog 'em Tory heartlands. And he still didn't win!
You can't win a general election on votes cast in the South East. Despite what people in London think, there votes don't count double! Thats the thing thats so frightful about this democracy lark. Horrid urchins in places like Rochdale or Toxteth get to vote too. And they all think Boris represents everything thats utterly repellent about the Tories
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