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16 Responses to “Boris leads in London mayoral race”
Boris Johnson is leading Ken Livingstone by 12% in a recent poll. That is amazing as Livingstone was regarded as unbeatable at one stage.
I guess it doesn’t hurt that Johnson has significantly toned down the Bertie Wooster on P persona, which I found oddly charming when he was editing the Spectator but screams ‘Tory wanker’ to as many as it attracts.
If things stay this way, Johnson will be hugely entertaining as mayor, although perhaps not always in a way that the Conservative Party would appreciate. And Livingstone will have no one to blame but himself.
Note that 503 of the 1005 sample is 55+ ( yes they do vote but really)
Im sure that the sample data has been weighted appropriately but reliable ?
Especaily as the sample is overweight for Daily E /Daily M readers ( I assume it was a online newspaper lead in to the poll)
Pull the other one
The Fawlty Towers -eque ‘German Respect party’ intrigues me !
Kens twatted himself with his support of the toxic race advisor – quite a parallel with our friend Obama and the toxic race advisor isnt it? If one was of a bent it could be said that the gentle folk of western societies are getting a bit fed up with political correctness gone mad and left wing pollys who seem to hang on to power for dear life rather than let society evelove as time changes. No one likes to see a loser drag things out do they? Ken? Helen?
It is emerging over the campaign that Ken has embroiled himself into all sorts of dodgy practises. Some of his handpicked colleagues have have diddling about with public money for dodgy projects (see above comment) and TFL (transport for London) have been busted for breaking the rules and backing Ken secretly which came out last week. Ken has also engaged in high profile activities with Hugo Chavez to get cheap oil for London buses.
Boris has come out looking like a lovable saint and I will be voting for him.
Johnson became embroiled in controversy when he was recorded agreeing to supply the address of News of the World journalist Stuart Collier to former schoolmate and convicted fraudster Darius Guppy in order to have him beaten up as a result of knowing too much about a failed insurance fraud. Johnson asked how badly Collier was to be beaten up, and Guppy replies “He will probably have a couple of black eyes and a… cracked rib or something like that”. The conversation ended with Johnson agreeing to supply the address. Despite the call from Guppy, Johnson did not alert the police and the incident only became public knowledge when the recorded telephone conversations where summarised in the Daily Mail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson
Remember too that in 2000 Archer had to withdraw from the race when he was charged ( and later jailed) for perjury
Someone like “Red Ken” actually becoming a mayor, is like Lord Haw-Haw got voted in. This bodes ill for our civilisation. He can’t go too soon. In an earlier era, he’d have been jailed or exiled or something.
The pathetic Greens have backed him and asked their supporters to give Red Ken their second preference…. and yet it comes out that Ken has taken flights for himself and his “advisors” for well over a million air miles to places like Cuba and Venezuela.
The Greens hate the wealthy and Ken is a greedy leftie bully. A match made in hell.