Boris for Mayor!! Page 22

  • skuzzbag 4 May 2012 12:46:08 5,950 posts
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    sport wrote:
    People didn't make an effort to get RATM to the top. They just pressed the "Like" button. In the end, what did it accomplish? Is the X Factor finshed? Washed up? Have manufactured pop tunes been sliding in the charts as millions flock to indie bands no one has heard of?

    They should just check Boris and Ken's facebook profiles and see who has the most "friends". That's your major!
    It's not about overnight change though is it?

    Everyone knows that protest doesn't cause immediate changes but what it does do is show that not everyone is singing the same tune. Yes the likes of Cowell will simply ignore that and carry on regardless but those kinds of people are died-in-the-wool ignorant and not suceptable to change, especially when it's lining their pockets with gold.

    No, the targets of these campaigns are the people on the street who might just have the seeds of doubt sown and cause them to rethink their position. The more of these people you can change the better. Whether that is accomplished with a massive march on London or by simply pressing a button is irrelevant as it is the end result that is important. If the end result isn't what one hoped that does not mean they should roll over and accept defeat.
  • Dougs 4 May 2012 14:40:06 85,269 posts
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    Apologies if old
  • Psychotext 4 May 2012 15:54:44 62,876 posts
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    Ugh, I hate him so much.
  • THFourteen 4 May 2012 16:03:32 47,940 posts
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    lol fucking brilliant

    love boris
  • WoodenSpoon 4 May 2012 18:41:38 12,345 posts
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    Absolute wanker.
  • HiddenAway 4 May 2012 23:56:47 15,272 posts
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    Boris has been re-elected
  • localnotail 5 May 2012 00:48:55 23,072 posts
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    I can't believe he said "May the fourth be with you".

    What a total git.
  • mal 5 May 2012 02:02:53 29,326 posts
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    Shame red Ken's off. Who does that leave? Skinner, even if he is a bit mental left at times for me, and Beckett. And to think we lost Cook, Benn and Smith. Fucking country.
  • Psychotext 5 May 2012 02:22:56 62,876 posts
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    gang_of_bitches wrote:

    If someone gets the job done they can wear a clown suit for all I care.
    Has he got the job done?

    I don't know either way but the only think I've heard that he's actually been responsible for was getting rid of alcohol on the tubes. I'm sure there must be more though.

    Edited by Psychotext at 02:23:57 05-05-2012
  • PazJohnMitch 5 May 2012 08:47:10 13,439 posts
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    At least it means I can now vote for Labour next time without fear of making Ken even creepier.
  • Deleted user 5 May 2012 08:59:25
    I like Boris' London bicycle scheme thing, I think it's a rather good idea and works well in practise.
  • gang_of_bitches 5 May 2012 09:07:09 5,642 posts
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    I wasn't talking about real people. Just saying that gravitas, as you seemed to think, wasn't that important. Ian Paisley had gravitas, didn't stop him being an evil twat.

    As for Boris, I don't think he's terrible or particularly wonderful, like I said earlier in the thread, there's not so much scope for London Mayor to do stuff. I'm certainly struggling to think of anything positive Ken did, the odd fare cut for maybe a year, but still over his term an upward trend. As a keen cyclist I'm in favour of the bikes and cycle superhighways and redesigning junctions.

    Edited by gang_of_bitches at 09:10:30 05-05-2012
  • roz123 5 May 2012 09:07:33 7,112 posts
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    Ken started that and it's available in many other cities in Europe.
  • Deleted user 5 May 2012 09:08:39
    Oh did he, fair enough.

    " The scheme's bicycles are popularly known as Boris bikes, after Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London who introduced them.[1]"

    Not according to wiki he didn't.

    Ah I see Ken had the idea, but still, it has been implemented well.

    Edited by Lexx87 at 09:09:33 05-05-2012

    Edited by Lexx87 at 09:11:11 05-05-2012
  • minky-kong 5 May 2012 09:13:43 13,501 posts
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    Henni_playd wrote:
    sadly I doubt Ken would partake in the shadenfreude.
    Really?! You must have never had the displeasure of reading the column he wrote for one the free London papers up until about a year ago! It read like the bitter rant of an ex-wife!

    Edited by kinky_mong at 09:21:17 05-05-2012
  • jonsaan 5 May 2012 09:16:01 26,774 posts
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    Ken also enjoys pushing peoplle down stairs. So I doubt he would mind a bit of shadenwhotsit. Boris is a total bafoon but at least its amusing to watch him never answer anything ever.
  • coastal 5 May 2012 09:36:08 5,424 posts
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    @Henni_playd BBC Radio played the whole thing live. Along with Boris', Brian's and the Green's patronising speech.
  • RichDC 5 May 2012 09:40:50 7,693 posts
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    At least this means that there should be some different candidates next time around. Boris can't run again, Kens retired and surely Paddick has got the message that no one likes him.
  • elstoof 5 May 2012 13:51:59 19,822 posts
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    Borris can absolutely run again, there's no rules about overstaying your welcome otherwise Ken (2 terms already) would have been unable to stand for and lose both this and the last round of votes.
  • elstoof 5 May 2012 13:56:10 19,822 posts
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    Does taking a look at other major city's bicycle hire schemes already in place and successful around the globe, thinking "that could work in the city I'm mayor of" and then doing nothing about it for your 8 year tenure count as an original idea from Ken Livingstone?
  • WoodenSpoon 5 May 2012 17:21:59 12,345 posts
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    The trouble with Boris is that his bumbling toff shtick is either real or an act, if its an act then every minute he spends in public he's lying; if it's not then he's incompetent. Don't know which I'd rather really, but then I'm lucky enough not to live in London so w/e!
  • elstoof 5 May 2012 17:50:59 19,822 posts
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    Copenhagen, Helsinki, Portland, Lyon and Toronto to name a few, all had similar schemes before Paris. Interestingly, the many schemes no longer running were lacking in funding through sponsorship. Paris' velib is of course paid for by JCDecaux, in fact they even operate and manage everything in return for free advertising throughout the city - a deal struck by the "socialist" mayor of the city. Barclays merely sponsor ours, imagine the reaction if the bank got free run of a tower block in Canada Water out of the deal had Ken emulated that business model?
  • mal 5 May 2012 18:18:59 29,326 posts
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    Ah, so it's not just London's scheme that's costing its taxpayers an arm and a leg. Still, it was predicted to break even in a couple of years.

    Hopefully Boris will be right and it'll be less of a farce than the blue cycle lanes have been.
  • Trafford 6 May 2012 01:24:57 8,012 posts
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    With Ken retiring, a (significant) light has gone out in London.
    It was bound to happen, just a shame that it's just now.
    What a cunt, the thread title makes me want to hurl.
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