On 10 Sep 2012 at 9:08pm Tony Pollybee wrote:
Boris Johnson, absolute Ledge!
Very,Very proud to be British>
On 10 Sep 2012 at 9:22pm Matt Kent wrote:
To quote David Cameron, 'Every city needs a Boris'. Well David, one day he might be a little more than that. Comedy gold.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 9:25pm Clifford wrote:
What exactly is it about Johnson that you like so much Tony? I think we need to hear.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 9:31pm Tony Pollybee wrote:
I'm surprised you got time to be on here this week Clifford. I thought you would be down in Brighton with all your Commi brothers.
On 10 Sep 2012 at 10:11pm Mrs Twine wrote:
Tony, dear, shame on you. Clifford is a very nice boy and I knit his socks.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 7:04am Drone wrote:
We could have Harry as king & Boris as PM. It would like living in an episode of Blackadder
On 11 Sep 2012 at 8:04am Ducatipete wrote:
He is a very bright boy.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 8:28am Mr Forks wrote:
Doesn't Harry look so much like his father, that Hewitt chap!
On 11 Sep 2012 at 8:29am Pete wrote:
Must admit that after the Olympics, Boris has gone up enormously in my estimation. He's not just a mop head, he's quite shrewd if you ask me - Boris for PM !!
On 11 Sep 2012 at 9:22am the old mayor wrote:
Anyone for PM actually !!
On 11 Sep 2012 at 11:56am Clifford wrote:
Tony, there is a train service between Lewes and Brighton you know. Perhaps you should try getting out of town occasionally to broaden your outlook.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 12:08pm Southover Queen wrote:
Why has he gone up so much in your estimation, Pete? Most of the Olympics decisions were made by the previous Labour administrations, including (of course) winning the bid in the first place. All Boris has appeared to do is claim the credit and made some amusing remarks. I'm not sure it qualifies him to be PM (actually I'm completely certain it doesn't). I think it's a shame that this government made no reference whatsoever into the five years plus of planning and decision making which enabled these Games to run so smoothly. It would have shown grace to do that.
Clifford, not only is there is a train service between Lewes and Brighton, there is also - amazingly - The Internet which allows one to post to the Lewes forum without - amazingly - actually being in Lewes. So you could in fact be happily ensconced at the TUC conference and still posting here! Amazing.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 12:22pm someone else wrote:
At a time when the economy's flatlining, Europe's in crisis and we have troops dubiously engaged in foreign conflicts, there's support for a potential PM on the basis that he's a mildly comical, floppy-haired bumbling dipstick?
God help us all.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 4:50pm Clifford wrote:
Southover Queen - point taken. About the train and the internet I mean.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 5:57pm king cnut wrote:
Boris is a fraud, end of.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 6:07pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Boris is undoubtedly amusing, but I expect rather more from a PM than a few laughs.
We have had many buffoons as PM, but if Boris got the job, I believe it would be the first time a PM had been elected BECAUSE he was a buffoon.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 8:32pm Tony Pollybee wrote:
A: Seb Coe (a tory ) was the reason we won the bid .
B: Tony Blair was and still is a Buffoon.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 9:09pm Local wrote:
I think the bid was won DESPITE Blair, Livingstone and their useless cronies. The planning was a success due to the almost-exclusively private sector expertise utilised. The budget over-ran early on partly because of Brown and Blair's endless feuding, and also because Labour governments don't do realistic spending figures. And the athletes did well thanks to John Major reacting to the humiliation of the Atlanta games and sorting our proper funding via the then-new Lottery.
On 11 Sep 2012 at 9:55pm Roger wrote:
You have all passed comment one way or another about Boris but have any of you ever met him or engaged him in conversation?
On 12 Sep 2012 at 7:21am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I always think of Blair as an evil snake rather than a buffoon, TP, but even if if he is a buffoon, I don't think that's why he was elected.
Boris's buffoonery seems to be his usp. Mind you, the Westminster Tories don't like him much and seem opposed to the idea of him leading the party, which is a bit of a bonus.
On 12 Sep 2012 at 12:24pm someone else wrote:
Roger. Yes, briefly, thank you. Why? If opinions of politicians are only valid if you meet them, leaders of all parties are going to be busy getting round 40 million odd voters before the next election.
On 12 Sep 2012 at 12:48pm kettle wrote:
Bread and circuses works again - on suckers.