Monday, July 16, 2007

Boris is in

Not in a fashionable way you understand but he's declared. So there now remains a longlist purportedly containing 40-odd names including the tousle-haired Old Etonian. I don't know who else is on the list and I don't know how egalitarian the Tories' selection process is. Will Boris be subject to the same interview process as some of the lesser lights; you wouldn't have thought so.

He's got to be the person they select if there's any hope of beating Ken. Not that I'm suggesting Ken needs to be beaten but I do quail when he's invited the likes of Yusuf al-Qaradawi to London. But it would at least make for an interesting contest. What's most worrying about Boris - apart from the apparent blithering incompetence - is the reaction he inspires in people not wholly interested in politics. Today at work I mentioned to some people I knew that he was standing. More often than not their reaction was along the lines of, "oh, I like him, he's nice". Londoners, we are sleep-walking towards Boris. Thankfully Ken has already pointed out that Boris has failed to shine in any of the junior shadow cabinet posts he has held and more often than not he's been forced to resign.

Helpfully the Grauniad was on hand to remind us of some of his greatest moments. My favourite?

On voting Conservative, he said: "Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."


At 10:29 pm , Anonymous a. nonymous said...

"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."

Well, that's good for me. Where do i sign up? Ah, Boris. Where do we begin? He doesn't seem like a nice man. He seems like a buffoon. I find that endearing in people in his current position (ie do-er of not an awful lot, but with delusions of grandeur). However, when he has a chance of actually doing something, that's a worrying trait...

At 10:45 pm , Blogger Finnieston Crane said...

Look at it like this: it's not a great time to live in London and be called Boris. Maybe Putin will have the wrong one 'eliminated'.

That'd draw complaints if anyone actually read this site.


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