13 July 2007

Has Boris Got News For London?

Boris Johnson on 'Have I Got News For You?'Hey, if London's 2012 Olympics risk turning into a disaster, who better to have as mayor to dissipate any fall-out and divert the frenzied panic?!

5 comments:

The Stonemason said...

I can only assume that you write sarcastically about Boris Johnson's possible candidacy for the Mayoralty of London - that since he has no credible reputation to lose he would be undamaged by presiding over a disastrous Olympics. What is it about London that the Tories only present no-hopers as candidates? I can think of no-one (other than perhaps John Redwood) who would appeal less to a typical London voter.

John, The Difference said...

Stonemason, we shall have to see who is right about his appeal to Londoners, but one could argue that Boris is to politics what Diana was to the monarchy. Highly intelligent and much liked, he may not be without fault - but, then, who is?!

The Stonemason said...

John, I find your likening Boris Johnson to Princess Diana quite bizarre. I've not seen Boris conducting humanitarian works, nor heard Diana described as highly intelligent. Since it's also quite reasonable to argue that Diana did more damage to the monarchy during her life and death than anyone else in recent history, then I'm more than ever convinced that 'Doris' is the wrong person for London. Fortunately I don't live there anymore.

John, The Difference said...

I guess my comparison, Stonemason, was at the level of their both being charismatic figures popular with the public, against a general backdrop of often uninspiring, seemingly out-of-touch figures - though, before anyone jumps on me for that, the Queen is obviously in a different class altogether (as was the Queen Mother). For albeit different reasons, Boris arouses a popular interest in politics just as Diana did in the monarchy.

The Stonemason said...

John, my perspective on Boris Johnson is obviously completely different from yours. I see him as a bumbling toff who goes around making gaffes, upsetting people, cheating on his wife and family and generally diminishing the already low reputation of politicians.