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Preaching to the converted, sure. But still bloody accurate.
to one of the other dozen or so candiates?
which was vikram's motivation for giving second pref to ken
2nd preferences for the top two candidates get in. I don't really want Ken again but I fear I may indulge in "tactical voting" so we don't get Boris. Most of my right wing friends are in a huge dilemma. They want a right wing mayor but really don't want Boris. The whole thing has turned into a pile of rubbish.
I beleive the reverse of this statement. I'm a big fan of Livingstone's commitment to emissions and environmental causes, but his lies, corruption, encroachment into social and policy-based areas which a mayor has no business in and clear power lust mean I could never vote for him.
I'm 90% sure I'll be going for Paddick anyway.
BBC1, 10.35pm tonight. Johnson, Livingstone and Paddick are taking questions from Londoners, live I believe.
I'm going to miss this. Can someone tape it for me? Ideally someone who lives in my flat or goes to my local? Thanks.
"i'd rather have ken livingstone trying to be crooked than boris johnson trying to be mayor"
They're an idiot
Paddick? have you actually read his manifesto?
On Newsnight when he kept having to go "Oh hello, I'm still here by the way"
Someone between Boris' bumbling scandal ridden cartoon character and Paddick's complete lack of anything much. To be fair this is where most politician lie so not asking too much.
To be fair the article isn't great but I've met plenty of people who are going to vote Boris because "OMG it's Boris" rather than even a hint of supporting what he stands for. I know personality politics is nothing new but this might take it to a different level.
you'll be voting for Ken to keep me in a job.
the other week with jeremy paxman?
it was incredibly cringeworthy. and made me dislike Boris even more.
a douche and a turd anyone?
anyone see boris backtracking on the figure he quoted for reintroducing conductors on buses? brilliant work, there.
'Picture the expression Piers Morgan makes when he's especially pleased with himself, then multiply it by 10 million, and imagine it looming overhead like a Death Star.'
I think my main problem with Boris, which is briefly touched on in this, is that he gives absolutely no indication that he even really wants to be mayor. If he's not keen on it now, how's he going to feel in a year and a half when he's got to work late to faff about with things like rubbish collection in the suburbs.
comes under local government ;)
although it should be centralised more, i think. it's pretty ridiculous that boundary roads have seperate contractors being paid different amounts to collect rubbish on opposing sides of the road...
Pretty must the precise mirror image of my view. I would sooner vote for a 4-year old yellow labrador named Lucky than Ken Livingstone.
Or to put it another way, I would rather have Boris in the seat turning the concept of a London Mayoralty into a living joke for the next 4 years than have that other man continue his policy of turning London into his own nu-communist feifdom.
reminds me of that south park episode where they have to choose between a giant douche and a turd sandwich
should have read the other posts
with loads of people waving rainbow pride flags and soul music playing, and George Galloway. it made me do a little lol
The only difference is caps lock.
i'm fed up of everyone assuming i want Boris to win because i think he's goofy and funny, and i'm a 'random' student...
god forbid it might actually be cos i think he'd do a better job than ken...
and partly cos i'm still bitter that he wasn't elected rector of my uni 2 years ago, leaving us with former MSP Mark Ballard...who? yeh, him...
good job we don't pick a mayor based on his footballing prowess...
that'd be a sad day for any country...
That was one of the unfunniest articles of all time. It was like reading one of those huge boring Martbowski rants where he'd go totally overboard in complaining about something like Converse.
Brooker tries too hard. And I'm starting to think he's a fat prick.
those words dont fit together