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I was hoping to have one of those dinner parties on the tube things... :/
a student drinking vodka from the bottle and eating supermarket value brand bread from the bag on the tube a few months ago. it was inspirational.
short form version of who this guy is and what he means?
he looks so dumb and cute..but he seems like a threat to you all!
and it appears he's banning bevvy on buses
Labour types: 'Moan, moan, moan......what's the point in having elections if people are going to vote for the 'wrong' candidate...OMGZ guiz, it's guna b just lyk 28 days later...urz than aidz!!!11'
Most other people: 'MEGALOLZ!'
But even I can see how much of a terrible result this is.
The man has a history of being incompetent. Even if he succeeds in managing to carry out his manifesto promises they're either weakened versions of what Ken was already doing, or simply financially not feasible. Anything that doesn't fit into those categories is minor.
If he does as he says he will, London's worse off. If he can't manage that, London's worse off. I can't see how anybody, even Conservatives, trust him to be a mayor.
Explain that please.
I don't dispute that.
But I have to say that there's been a combination of factors to compensate for the clear lack of policy depth and the fact he's been fired from pretty much every job he's ever had. This came from a combination of:
1) It's Boris! Isn't he FUNNY! (Appeals to students primarily)
2) His election campaign was just better. Better organised, better funded, better focused.
3) No matter what Ken did, he was running as a Labour candidate, and he was never going to escape the albatross around his neck that became - and Labour damned deserved the spanking they got around the country, frankly.
4) The media was heavily anti-Ken, except for the usual suspects like the Guardian (and that's read by Ken's core anyway). Boris easily has a past more dubious than Ken, yet it was the latter who had the heaviest criticism for minor issues unrelated to the campaign (personal life, etc).
Boris would have put up a good challenge without these, of course, but the wind is so heavily against Labour, and so many in the economic elite of the country are so dissatisfied, that it made getting Ken out the priority, regardless of the actual candidate that was chosen.
I just wish it had been the Lib Dems who had gained the most. Then it wouldn't just be a change of managers.
is the key here, but then again anti-Tory sentiment swept Labour to power on May 1st 1997.
I just wish people would come to terms with the fact that there is a similar level of anti-Labour sentiment in the air now. A feeling that 'things can only get better'
The ironing is delicious!
That's not the problem. They just can't comprehend how quickly it happened. Remember last summer, the first three or four months of Brown in Downing Street where it seemed he could do no wrong? How times can change!
I sincerely hope for a hung parliament next general election. Then the Lib Dems can demand electoral reform in exchange for support for a government (don't really mind which) - THEN things can start to get better.
You're right, Brown had a honeymoon period, it's just that it proved to be briefer than any of us could have imagined.
The post-Blair leadership was always going to be a poisoned chalice, I bet Brown must be miserable though. All those years of plotting and scheming, desperate to become the Prime Minister and now that he finally has his chance he will be forever remember as the Prime Minister who never presided over a Labour general election victory.
people voted Hitler in
Godwin's Law has been introduced to a London Mayor thread, it was only a matter of time........
I don't care about drinking on public transport cos I ain't a SkaNkY HO, but :(s all round.
But the decadence is satisfying. As are the disapproving looks from the suits on the way to work.
talk loudly on a mobile about how you're going to buy some Heroin.
Have been coming out of clubs at 7am after raves with a bunch of friends, all of us sweaty and deranged, clearly off our drug nuts, and openly pointing out and laughing at all the people on the way to work who make sure that they don't stand or sit too close...
You sure showed it to all those corporate tools who have to go to work! Those guys are cunts!
FREE! PUBLIC! TRANSPORT! FOR! STUDENTS!
not all is lost.