Londoners say Yes to BORIS!

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That's right. Take a look at the new Mayor of one of the world's most powerful cities. Boris yetserday ousted Ken and swept to victory in London - I found out from an Evening Standard seller at Bond Street, and made no secret of my amusement.

Hilarity has given way to an increasing sense of alarm, however. I've made much of my Boris-worship on HL, with avatars and such like... but I have to say it never occurred to me that the man could end up wielding any actual power. He provides us with so many extraordinary gaffes that I wouldn't mind him in isolation, but the fact is he's affilifated to a party that appear to be using him as their ticket out of the political wilderness, and a resurgent Tory party is emphatically NOT something I want to see. Especially under the leadership - lest we forget - of dough-faced chancer David Cameron.

So what do you think? Are we all doomed? Or is this the dawning of a glorious New Age for the capital, where all are free to slag off Scousers with impunity? :innocent:
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what next, Ronald McDonald as Lord Provost of Glass~gow?
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Don't say it, it might happen :eek:
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might be an improvement
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Call me politically naïve, but what power does a mayor actually have?
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Not working in a 'city' I can only comment on what I know about a Provost's duties: they mainly are a figure head, usually a long standing member who's nearing retirement, opening schools and handing over prizes for photo ops. takes up the bulk of their time. They do chair full Council sessions and have casting votes. I believe Lord Provosts are more politically active and are involved in economic development.
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I think the Mayor of London is very different to an ordinary Mayoral role (in this country). Perhaps more akin to the Mayor of New York... Londoners seem to have embraced it as their version of devolution, where they don't have to worry about pesky Scots intruding all over the place :wink:
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You were in London? :!:


...

Oh yeh, the next 4 years should be interesting, I'll keep you posted :lol:
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Don't they do pantomimes aswell?
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Oh no they don't! :lol:
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He's behind you...
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robertzombie wrote:You were in London? :!:
Briefly, yes. Arrived at 7am on a National Express and left at 10pm. Was going to stay the Friday night and go to Camden on the Saturday but I realised I'd forgotten to pack half the stuff I needed, and none of you soft southern jessies could make it out, it seems :cry: :P. So I just headed home. Didn't get any sleep for 48 hours, so I only got up a couple of hours ago :lol:
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timsinister wrote: Should've stopped off in the Norf, we does it proper like up here.
I've noticed! ;D 8) :notworthy:
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Did you make a thread? I was free! :(

Never mind :lol:
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IMHO I think the guy is a Pillock, but at least he knows he's a pillock. I am sure his leadership is going to be very very interesting (read amusing LOL)

Cant be any worse that Dodgy Ken - I have never really liked him
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robertzombie wrote:Did you make a thread? I was free! :(

Never mind :lol:
Ah well, worry not Lord Zombie, I try to incorporate London jaunts into my lifestyle on as regular a basis as poss :D
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Excellent Madame Claire :D


As a Londoner I get the impression that people were voting against Ken rather than for Boris.
Ken was good in his first term but became arrogant in his second and we didn't like that so the best way to get him out was voting for the person with the best chance of beating him, i.e. Boris.


N.B. I didn't vote for Boris!
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Give me a drunken Ken over this fool anyday. Thank God he's not running the country...
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:eek:
Today Boris, tomorrow Alex?
We live in a time when Monty Python sketches appear scaringly realistic.
Okay, here in Germany the Bavarian politicians have taken care of that genre for decades, so I guess London will survive.
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Francis wrote:Give me a drunken Ken over this fool anyday. Thank God he's not running the country...
YET :wink:
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You won't be smiling when he's slaughtered all your sheep for having curly hair...
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Francis wrote:You won't be smiling when he's slaughtered all your sheep for having curly hair...
Well seeing as i eat LAMB on a regular basis the price of Lamb will simply go down so i can eat more of it.

As long as he leaves the goats alone I dont mind :eek:
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Andy TG wrote:
Francis wrote:You won't be smiling when he's slaughtered all your sheep for having curly hair...
Well seeing as i eat LAMB on a regular basis the price of Lamb will simply go down so i can eat more of it.
I don't think you understand the basic rules of economics, Monsieur le Goth. Less sheep means higher prices.

Not sure about the goats though... :lol:
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