A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Should Boris be in charge of law and order in London?

No, he shouldn't.


Anonymous Rich said...

I really like Boris, he's a good guy with a good sense of humour, whether he'll beat Ken is another matter. All the cards are stacked against Boris so I regret to say Ken almost certainly win.

Ken on the other hand is as bent as they come. He has links with Yusuf al-Qaradawi and he blatantly abuses his role as Mayor. If Labour had any credibility left they they should of sacked him and found a replacement.

The more you look into Kens dealings the more curruption comes to light. Another win for Ken will spell disaster for London and the wider economy. I know of at least 6companines planning to pull out of London if Ken wins again, they simply can't afford the transport costs.

His recent deal with Chavez to supply cheap fuel for London is completely flawed and is now under srcutiny. And with Exxon Mobil Corp having just seized all of Venezuela assetts I can see this whole thing going very wrong.

Ken is power crazed and he is trying to create a state within a state....basically he wants to be PM...but he's just the London Mayor. His job is to look after London and should not be getting involved with wider political issues.

8:10 pm, February 16, 2008

Anonymous Rich said...

Here is one for Ravi, what was I saying about the Balkans about a week ago. My source was telling me about developments in Europe and here we are:


I'm expecting to be deployed if the situation gets worse...

12:16 am, February 17, 2008

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...


with your sensitivity to foreigners I am sure you are just the man for a peace-keeping mission to Kosovo.

7:45 am, February 17, 2008

Anonymous Zokko said...

Boris should not be in charge of an Oxfam charity shop, much less law and order in London.

7:54 am, February 17, 2008

Anonymous Suedehead said...

In addition to the Guppy affair, we should add that Boris Johnson also recently provided a character reference for Conrad Black to the US judge considering his sentencing for fraud.

If Ken Livingstone had been involved in either such matters, it would be the front page of the Evening Standard, with several double page spreads every day for weeks.

12:55 pm, February 17, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a thread on one of the Ken supporters' blogs here
making a number of related points.

It points out that neither Ross Lydall - the Standard's City Hall editor - or their one man Boris Johnson spin machine Andrew Gilligan has bothered to deal with the Guppy stuff at all.

Dave Hill's blog points out that Gilligan has earned the nickname 'Boris Gilligan' precisely because he doesn't scrutinise Johnson at all, and even admits that he won't be doing so unless Johnson wins! See Dave Hill's blog here: http://davehill.typepad.com/london3ms/2008/02/an-interlude.html

2:15 pm, February 17, 2008

Anonymous Rich said...

Should Labour be left in charge of anything? UK is now virtually bankrupt, MOD is now considered bankrupt, NHS will go the same way once tax receipts fall and the economy is ready to tilt into a big recession.

Ken is on the verge to cripple motorists and haulage in London

Good job Labour....keep up the good work

5:02 pm, February 17, 2008

Blogger Johnny Guitar said...

I think Londoners deserve better than either the two of these eejits. As much as it pains me to say it, I do like old Boris. But as an elected representative? No chance. Perhaps a Boris victory would finally get rid of Ken and come the next Mayoral election Labour could get round to picking a loyal party figure. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to this election from my perch in Belfast where, to be frank, I'd be happy to have either the two of these guys as mayor.

2:05 am, February 18, 2008

Anonymous Rich said...

At last a Labour supporter who sees Ken for what he really is a complete power hungry crook.

The best think Labour could do would be to sack him and put someone who is honest and sticks to the job of running London.

Get rid of him and it doesn't matter who gets the job as long as it's not Ken.

9:03 am, February 18, 2008

Anonymous Rich said...

Reacting to Gordon Brown's comments in his press conference this morning about police numbers under a Boris Johnson Mayoralty, Boris commented:

'The first time Gordon Brown said this he misled the House and I demanded an apology.

'Now he uses his Northern Rock press conference to spread the same lies.

'When I am Mayor of London, police numbers will increase in their hundreds in the Capital, as I explained in my 36 page crime manifesto. For the Prime Minister to say different is just plain rubbish.

'Mired in maladministration, Labour are just trying to deflect attention away from themselves at a time when the public are crying out for change. I offer that change in London - clearly the Prime Minister doesn't like it one bit.'

11:05 am, February 19, 2008


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