Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bonking Boris Round-Up

Guido did hint at this back in June when there were febrile rumours of injunctions, newspapers camped on doorsteps and even a bastard baby Boris.

The Mirror says there is no suggestion of an affair and then suggests exactly that, while the high-minded Guardian uses the excuse of Helen McIntyre’s unannounced involvement in his “Olympian Erection” to justify its coverage, quoting a Boris spokesman saying that it was the Mayor’s “enthusiasm for private philanthropy” that meant her appointment as a fundraiser on the project had never been publicly announced. Boris clearly likes a bit of “private philanthropy” on the side.

Over at The Evening Standard they explain how this simple ‘friendship’ drove McIntyre apart from her billionaire partner Pierre Rolin. She later reported Rolin for harassment – but not before she’d found time to shag date William Cash, son of Tory MP Bill. So she clearly has a penchant for Tories.

Currently the City Hall game-plan is to say nothing, a plan that has worked up until this morning, given that the rumours have been swirling around since before the general election. Nobody is likely to confess to having had an affair and it is hard to see Ken making an issue of it given the five kids he has fathered by three different women (impressively managing to get two women simultaneously pregnant). Neither is Lembit likely to raise sexual athletics as an issue. The London mayoral contest is not going to be lacking for virility…

It could still get a little embarrassing for Boris, Charles Moore cracks this joke about Boris in speeches “I told Boris I don’t care what he does in his private life and he told me ‘Nor do I’ “.  There is also an attractive American woman who escaped to New York and entertains friends in Manhattan with anecdotes about her pursuit by Boris. His chat up line to her she says was, “I limit myself to one mistress per annum. How would you like to be Miss 2009?” Guido reckons Boris is nevertheless electorally bullet-proof, since it won’t be news to the voters that he is a serial shagger…

Monday, June 21, 2010

Breaking News from South Africa :
Boris Caught Playing On Vuvuzela Away from Home

Monday, May 24, 2010

King for Mayor

Guido is a little annoyed to be scooped by The Guardian about Oona King’s mayoral campaign. He had a very interesting chat with a cabbie who had picked up two apparatchiks on Victoria Street and overheard their in-depth conversation about the relative merits of King and openly discussing her very active campaign a few weeks back. Won’t bother trying to double source it next time…

High on their list of reasons why they were backing King was the cynical acceptance that it will play well that there has never been a female Mayor, or a black one. If her campaign is as organised as the two Labour staff were suggesting the Ken will not be a problem apparently. Oona vs. Boris? Insert joke here about there only being room for one king etc …

Friday, January 15, 2010

Banker Bashing : Why Boris is Right

Mayor Boris has written to the Chancellor demanding a meeting to discuss his introduction of a 50% tax rate a temporary 50% levy on banking bonuses . In a move that was as vindictive as it was irrational the chancellor is raising the top rate of income tax to 50% in April, making London more expensive for residents earning £1 million a year than New York or Hong Kong, according to KPMG estimates. A London banker on that amount will pay £491,278 in income tax and social security payments from April, a third more than in Hong Kong and £58,500 more than in New York, the data below shows:

Now some might think great, we”ll squeeze ‘em till their pips squeak, we’ll bash bankers bonuses. Not for long comrades.   Just as Pol Pot’s extermination of the counter-revolutionary middle-classes (teachers and doctors) left Cambodians uneducated and unheallthy, driving bankers offshore will hurt those left behind more financially.  High-earners are mobile, foreign firms will re-locate, and foreign financial firms definitely won’t choose to locate here in the future.  The predicted one-time billion pound boost to revenue will see many more billions drain away long term. The burden will just fall heavier on those poor taxpayers left in debt ridden Britain…

See also We’ll Pay for Banker Bashing.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Boris Smirks at Marr

Andy Marr interviewed Boris this morning:

Marr : “We seem to be going into a period in politics marked by a bit of class war. Do you think there are enough old Etonians at the top of the Conservative Party at the moment?”
Boris :
This is a brilliantly contrived question. I don’t think … I think the classic answer to this … I can’t remember which school you went to, Andrew.
Marr :
[mumbles] “Lorretto.”
Boris : “Jolly good school..”

Boris smirked at the mention of the poshest school in Scotland, with boarding fees approaching £30,000 a year.  Wonder where he got the idea for that counter-jibe…

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Livingstone Channeling Cameron

Fascinating interview with Ken Livingstone on LabourList – Ken demonstrates his supposed ability to channel the thinking of Dave and Boris:

On Boris and Cameron:

“he took the decision to stand for mayor not on the assumption that he’d win, but on the assumption that he’d run a good campaign, win some credibility and get back in the game in Parliament. I think he was horrified to win, as was Cameron.”

Boris CameronVictory

Here they are pictured on election night looking horrified.

Alex Smith, perhaps a little quizzically, follows up with “You think Cameron was horrified that Boris won the London mayoralty?”

Yeah. If you look at the Euro election results thirteen months on, Labour had its best result vis a vis the rest of the country that we’ve ever had. We came second only to the northeast in terms of the size of the Labour vote – that’s unheard of. That is partly because people see Boris and he doesn’t give them confidence about what a Tory government would do. Londoners are privileged to see the slight outline of what a Tory government might be like. The first year after my defeat, people kept coming up to me saying “how did he get in, it’s awful”. Now they come up to me and say “I voted for Boris, but I’ll never do it again, please forgive me!”

Of course in the South East where people know Boris and a London Tory administration best, Labour actually came fifth in the recent Euro-elections.   Has Ken lost his grip on reality completely?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sacked Boris Aide Lunched His Mistress on Expenses

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Boris Takes the Plunge


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Britain Irrelevant Inside EU | Dan Hannan
Cameron Heading for Fall on Europe | Rachel Sylvester
Lords Speaker Spends £350 on Two Mile Limo Ride | Sun
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