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ZZZZ Snoozer
1st August 2007, 13:31
Red Ken, Boris and now

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6926020.stm

Surely Gabriela would be a better candidate than this tw@t?

Xenophon
1st August 2007, 13:36
Red Ken, Boris and now

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6926020.stm

Surely Gabriela would be a better candidate than this tw@t?
He used to date one of the Cheeky Girls. Legendary. I am all for more colourful politicians. I wish we had Arnie in London. Then we could all drive around in Hummers.

Mailman
1st August 2007, 14:15
Actually I hope old Boris wins...at least he aint no socialist at heart!

Mailman

richard-af
1st August 2007, 14:27
Actually I hope old Boris wins...at least he aint no socialist at heart!

Mailman

No. He's a wannabe celeb turd who fools the easily led:

e.g.
http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article134737.ece

Ardesco
1st August 2007, 14:43
Must admit i find this quote quite amusing :laugh



Taki on Cherie Blair

"Not that I'm calling Cherie Blair a whore. She couldn't be one even if she wanted to; not good-looking enough."



Not sure what you point is about Boris though, that one of his reporters printed something racist while he was on holiday? not sure what this is supposed to mean....

richard-af
1st August 2007, 15:12
Must admit i find this quote quite amusing :laugh



Not sure what you point is about Boris though, that one of his reporters printed something racist while he was on holiday? not sure what this is supposed to mean....

He was the editor!
And the "Gosh" I say, how rude. Blimey! Er, shouldn't have happened, absolutely. I was on holiday, but no excuses, etc." cop-out is a warning par excellence as to the sort of "leader" he'd be.

Bring back Dick Whittington, or even his stuffed cat.

Ardesco
1st August 2007, 15:17
So what was he supposed to say?


I happened when he was on holiday and he took responsibility for it. What else should he have done publically flogged himself for it ?

richard-af
1st August 2007, 15:27
So what was he supposed to say?


I happened when he was on holiday and he took responsibility for it. What else should he have done publically flogged himself for it ?

Should have resigned.

Ardesco
1st August 2007, 15:34
Would you resign if somebody who worked for you was a tit and did something stupid? I wouldn't, I'd give them a bollocking and tell them not to do it again but why the hell should I resign?

richard-af
1st August 2007, 15:47
Would you resign if somebody who worked for you was a tit and did something stupid? I wouldn't, I'd give them a bollocking and tell them not to do it again but why the hell should I resign?

That's the way it works, or used to. Else, there's no "weights and measures" in-place to guard against that sort of thing.

We're not talking about some undergound rag that nobody reads, here.

The "theory" is that the buck stops with the Editor.

And his being on holiday thing: no editor worthy of the name EVER goes on holiday without knowing about every last article being published. I find it hard to believe that this Taki article just slipped-in under the radar.

He hired Taki to get a "radical" writer on-board, but simply failed to control him. His employing Taki is, IMHO, proof of his unsuitability to the, these days, very important, multi-life-affecting role of Mayor of London. Happily, I don't live there... cos Ken's crap, too.

Ruprect
1st August 2007, 15:56
Re: OP

Am I alone in thinking that Red Ken is doing a good job?

richard-af
1st August 2007, 15:59
Re: OP

Am I alone in thinking that Red Ken is doing a good job?

No. Ken thinks so, too.

Ruprect
1st August 2007, 16:00
No. Ken thinks so, too.

Phew! Its not just me then.

GreenerGrass
2nd August 2007, 07:06
He hired Taki to get a "radical" writer on-board, but simply failed to control him. His employing Taki is, IMHO, proof of his unsuitability to the, these days, very important, multi-life-affecting role of Mayor of London. Happily, I don't live there... cos Ken's crap, too.

Too right, to become Mayor you need to create and maintain Stalinist levels of propaganda that only ever state the wonder of multi-ethnic London and never mention gun crime, violent gangs, ghettoisation, no-go estates, "cockney" flight etc.

richard-af
2nd August 2007, 08:15
Mr. Smith: "I like the puppet on the Left. He'd be a great mayor."

Mr. Jones: "I like the puppet on the Right. I think he'd be a wonderful mayor."

Mr. Cynic: "Hey! The same guy's operating both puppets... aaarrrggghhh!!!"

sasguru
2nd August 2007, 08:56
Too right, to become Mayor you need to create and maintain Stalinist levels of propaganda that only ever state the wonder of multi-ethnic London and never mention gun crime, violent gangs, ghettoisation, no-go estates, "cockney" flight etc.

Clearly you don't live in London, Mr. Tabloid-cliche-head.

richard-af
2nd August 2007, 09:05
Clearly you don't live in London, Mr. Tabloid-cliche-head.

Superb! Er, wait a mo... the cliche-ridden Tabloids are printed in and written by reptiles who live in, er, London!

sasguru
2nd August 2007, 09:09
Superb! Er, wait a mo... the cliche-ridden Tabloids are printed in and written by reptiles who live in, er, London!

Aye, but they have to pander to Middle England to sell their crap nationally.

richard-af
2nd August 2007, 09:16
Oi!

Watch who you're calling reptiles!

There are no Giant Alien Lizards working for the tabloids... we're more broadsheet type of lizards...

I think you'll find that the tabloids are infested with Greys.

HTH.

OK. C*nts, then.