August 2nd, 2012

Murdoch Backs Boris Mania

Boris Mania is in full flow today as a YouGov/Sun poll finds that the Tories would close Labour’s lead to just 1% if the London Mayor replaced Dave as leader. Cameron versus Miliband sees Labour take a six point lead, but if Boris were in charge Ed’s rating would fall and the Tories’ popularity would rocket up. No wonder Dave was so testy yesterday…

But could it all be the work of his sinister backer? The Mayor is hardly making hard work for conspiracy theorists. BoJo invited Uncle Rupe to the Olympic swimming finals and two days later he receives a very favourable poll in the Sun:

What was it Murdoch said about how to find out what he really thinks?


  1. 1
    Fact says:

    Bojo rocks

  2. 2
    Kevin T says:

    No conspiracy. Murdoch’s a conservative, he’s saying the same thing a great many conservatives are saying. Cameron is a busted flush, Boris seems like a far more attractive alternative.

  3. 3
    SP4BS says:

    Mania is often followed by depression.

    If theres one thing to learn from our great british media is that the in the rollercoaster of celebrity adulation, you can sell papers on the way up and you can sell papers on the way down. Just ask Diana or Jade.

  4. 4
    Mitt the Alien says:

    Wonder if he would get shut of all the gayers pretending to be MP’s if he was Mr Leader

  5. 5
    Zeb Coe says:


    • 11
      Only 10 days 11 hours 20 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

      “brilliant organisation”.

      Sorry – didn’t Zeb say the games would cost no more than £2.6billion?

      And so far, they’re what? £9bn? £13bn? Rupe’s own Sky put them at £24bn.

      Yeah – “Brilliant organisation”. Stunning. Superb.

      • 18
        will says:

        The games were won by labour, thier wars in Iraq and Afganistan helped to increase massively the security bill, for the games. Unfortunately this was the Legacy of Tony Blair and Co. I remember Ken livingston saying it would only cost londoners a walnut whip a week. some bloody expensive walnut whip

      • 19
        The Poor Bloody Tax Payer says:

        No, “Zeb” Coe didn’t say the Olympics would cost 2.6 billion quid, that was “Dame” Tessa Jowell (not to be confused with the other Mrs. Mills who played the joanna). Politicians tell you things they know are not true but they are long gone when it all falls in a heap and somebody else has to pick up the bill. (PBTP)

      • 36
        Les says:

        The name Ken Livingstone hangs over these costs like a jumped-up over-inflated Voldermort. He only wanted to get housing projects up and running in East London don’tcha know.

  6. 6
    tommy5d says:

    There’s no conspiracy unless you’re suggesting that YouGov make up poll results for their clients…

  7. 8
    Ghost of Frank Carson says:

    China are hopeful for a gold victory later today in swimming.

    Their swimmer Chee Ting Ho said she was very excited about competing.

    • 12
      Mitt the Alien says:

      I watched the Olympics the other day and I was trying to think of anything the Chinese are ACTUALLY bad at.
      Then I remembered……cockle picking!

  8. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    If Boris is saddled with the Limp Dems than he will become a busted flush just like Dave. Coalitions are crap.

  9. 12
    Rob's uncle says:

    I remind you that this time of year is called The Silly Season because of the silly stories that the media publish. Perhaps this is one of them?

  10. 14
    Foghorn Leghorn says:
    • 17
      Kevin T says:

      Why is this woman trying to reduce the number of well-paying jobs for women in a recession?

      • 21
        Only 10 days 11 hours 05 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

        Presumably the penniless Labour Party believes it knows how to run these women’s lives better than they do.

        The protective custody of the Welfare State awaits.

        • 24
          Kevin T says:

          Indeed. A mate and I went to a lapdancing club in London once, with about £200 apiece. (We were warned by an acquaintance not to take credit cards). We were both cleaned out in about half an hour by a handful of very attractive vultures who were onto the next customers as soon as they knew the money was gone. Sitting nursing our £10 half-pints we got chatting to a nice brummie dancer on a break. She was an estate agent in a posh part of London by day (this was at the height of the property boom) and she made more in 2 nights at that club than in her day job.

          How “feminists” manage to rationalise that as “men exploiting women” I can only guess at.

        • 35
          Totalitarianism says:

          It’s a socialist thing. They think they know better than everyone else, so everyone else must do as they say.

          Unfortunately we are now run by Communist Europe and the rules on how we should live increase by the minute.

    • 42

      A whopping 76 people have signed so far she must be elated !
      If she gets her tits out i’ll sign it

  11. 15
  12. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, and the same polls told Labour that Gordon Brown would be more popular than Tony Blair.

    How’d that work out?

  13. 23
    ed martin says:

    LiBoris would be following much the same timid evasive policies as CamBorne were he PM

    the flannel might be more entertaining

    but flannel weareth thin

  14. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Im always amazed when i hear the the latest polls (who do they ask ) give a lead to the labour party ! seriously, you never hear anybody clamouring for their return when you speak to friends, or colleagues,and i work in the NHS !

    • 27
      Mike Hunt says:

      More than likely they ask people who are at home during the day.

      • 37
        Nullbymouth says:

        They do the polls down the Social security office. They used to use the jobcentre but they are empty these days

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  16. 32
    Border Terrier says:

    Get a grip guys.

    What has Boris done? A bit more than FA but not much. DC took the recent key decisions on security and extra funding for the opening ceremony, SC did most of the heavy lifting.

  17. 33
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Do you think it was an oblique reference to Robert Maxwell?

  18. 34
    Tachybaptus says:

    Why did Murdoch say ‘Zeb Coe’? Zeb is French slang for cock.

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