Monday, February 11, 2013

Boris Out-Foxed on Baby Biting

Boris has reacted to the Bromley baby attack by a fox quickly and without bluster:

“They may appear cuddly and romantic, but foxes are also a pest and a menace, particularly in our cities. This must serve as a wake-up call to London’s borough leaders, who are responsible for pest control. They must come together, study the data, try to understand why this is becoming such a problem and act quickly to sort it out.”

However that was not what the Mayor was saying exactly a week ago in his Telegraph column:

“My instinct tells me that foxes are everywhere, and that they are more numerous and bolder than ever before. But the deeper I dug into fox-on-cat violence, the more doubtful I became. Foxes go for vulnerable critters. They might go for your toes if you were lying in a stupor, but only because they failed to grasp that your toes were attached to a large and potentially violent human being. They might go (once in a blue moon) for a baby, but only because a baby is defenceless.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I lay the facts of the case before you, and I suggest that the evidence against the fox is by no means conclusive. I am left with the mystery of that first eruption of rage, that chilling certainty as to the authors of the crime. There is a word for that misapprehension. There was something that made me finger the newcomers, the strangers, the ones who weren’t around when I was a kid. There was something that made me want to believe that the culprits were the recent additions to our urban habitat, the ones who make the spooky yowling at night. I think the word for that anti-fox feeling is prejudice. Or am I wrong?”

Ouch. Guess it’s a blue moon…

Monday, January 28, 2013

Rich’s Monday Morning View

Thursday, January 24, 2013

WATCH: Boris Woos Christine Lagarde

She likes him…

Vid via @LiarPoliticians

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Boris Blunders Withdrawal – Not Sure if He is In or Out

boris sadThose averse to the current Prime Minister’s penchant for u-turns better hope his successor doesn’t turn out to be the Mayor of London. Earlier this year Boris signed the People’s Pledge for an in/out EU referendum. Last month he was all change, backing Dave and insisting there was no need for a plebiscite. Today Boris wants us to pull out of the political part of the union with Europe, staying in the single market. We don’t know what he thinks, and it’s starting to look like he doesn’t either.

It seems that Boris takes his political vows as seriously as his wedding ones…

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BoJo Does Mobot

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Subtle Boris Slips Over to See Troops

David Cameron hiding from hacks and selling arms to dodgy allies is the perfect opportunity for Boris to peacock his way around the Parliamentary Conservative Party.

Tonight he has managed to find time in his no doubt busy schedule to address the backbench 1922 Committee.

While the cat’s away…

UPDATE:

Ouch…

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Video: Boris Calls Hecklers “Lefty T***ers”

Well said that man…

Via ITV

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Video: Boris Speech Highlights Showreel

Note Dave’s completely unforced smile:

Boris Speech Word Cloud

Monday, October 8, 2012

Boris on Best Behaviour…

Boris-mania is brewing in Brum. With the Mayor on his way, out-riders close to the team are pre-smoothing feathers:

He’s going to be on best behaviour, but then he always says that.”

No pressure then.

UPDATE:


Seen Elsewhere

All the Single Ladies (And Lords) | Bloomberg
How Ruffley’s Resignation Became Inevitable | ConservativeHome
We Need a Recall Bill Now | Speccie
Left-Wing Anti-Semitism is Nothing New | Dan Hannan
Coe Pulls Out of BBC Trust Race | Mail
It’s Not How You Look, Ed. It’s How You Think | Hugo Rifkind
Mehdi Hasan’s Israel Spin Debunked | Breitbart
Labour’s Muddled Cam Attacks | Janan Ganesh
Ed’s Policies are a Pile of Fudge | Damian McBride
What Ruffley Standing Down Tells Us About Gove | James Forsyth
Tories Say They Could Sack Ruffley | Buzzfeed


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“At the time of writing, nine months from the election, I’ve concluded that Labour currently has no positive messages to communicate to anyone about why they should vote for the party, no policies which will persuade them, and is being run in a totally dysfunctional way.”



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