So Boris made it to Town Hall … a worthy predecessor to Mr Livingstone. Let’s face it, neither of them have every been on the right side of normal have they. Boris is a lovable idiot who makes comments that make people take notice … sometimes for the wrong reasons though. IN 2004 The former MP for Henley was ordered by the then Tory leader Michael Howard to apologise to Liverpool after accusing its residents of “wallowing in victimhood”. Oops! How about this one: in 2006 he said he would be happy to add Papua New Guinea to his “global itinerary of apology” after he wrote in the Telegraph: “For 10 years we in the Tory party have become used to Papua New Guinea-style orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing, and so it is with a happy amazement that we watch as the madness engulfs the Labour party.” What he actually wanted to say was quite right – for 10 years the Tories did make sport of killing each other, particularly their leadership.
Here are some other Boris quotes that I picked up today that really emphasize his diplomatic skills:
About George W Bush he said: “The President is a cross-eyed Texan warmonger, unelected, inarticulate, who epitomizes the arrogance of American foreign policy.”
UK Independence Party: “I can hardly condemn UKIP as a bunch of boss-eyed, foam-flecked Euro hysterics, when I have been sometimes not far short of boss-eyed, foam-flecked hysteria myself.”
On becoming Prime Minister: “My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.” That good chances then Boris?
On Channel 5: “I don’t see why people are so snooty about Channel 5. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap-dancing, and other related and vital subjects.”
I think he was desperate for votes: “Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3.”
He likes the City of Portsmouth: “Too full of drugs, obesity, underachievement and Labour MPs.”
Well, good luck Boris … here’s looking forward to another disaster 🙂