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S'from Monday, nearly 100 years ago.
AND WEEEEE'LL KEEP ON FIGHTING
TILL THE END
the point still is valid. I don't know how significant the student vote is in London, but it's fair to say having just come out of university that Boris as a personality does carry the affections of quite a lot of young people, and will skew the usual proportions of that age group towards the Conservatives. I even had a housemate at university who "became" a Tory almost purely on the back of him.
Brooker's plenty right in the sense that the personality issue's muddied this election far too much - he just (as ever) makes the point in a very overstated way.
yes i do. i was forced to shout at one of my co-workers (not a student) earlier in the week for uttering the phrase "london needs a change - we need someone funny to be mayor" amongst other such stupid arguments in support of boris.
scary i know, but these people do exist...
yes. too many of them, the idiots.
thankfully, with one of my friends, me and my flatmate sat down with her and forced her to read through that little booklet they've sent to everyone, and to look on the websites of a few of the candidates
she'll be voting for Red Ken
voting for someone mainly because they're entertaining's a bit suspect to me but hey, beggars can't be choosers, right?
'Legernd' makes me giggle so much. :D
It still is some 2 and a half hours after I read it.
it's still really funny.
Its a shocking state of affairs, the guy is clearly a bumbling accident prone idiot
And the article is very cleverly written (I think). It captures the way that politicians appear to be "dumbing down" in order to capture the youth vote.
Boris Johnson is funny looking, lets have a beer and a laugh with him, YEAH, look he talks funny!!
Its one of the wittiest and most on point things Brooker's written for absolutely months. Its slightly tarnished by his 'But I fucking hate Tories anyway dun'I' stance in the middle but otherwise top notch.
But I am glad I don't live in London, and therefore can happily vote for neither.
Otherwise he'd vote for Boris.
When people say "Boris" meaning "Boris Johnson", I still assume they mean the band. Hmm.