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Old 05-02-2008, 09:55 PM   #1
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can't believe that bumbling fool got voted in. he is quite funny though. i'll give him that.
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The German magazine Spiegel recently had an article about the race of the two comedians Livingston and Johnson.
I often got the impression that Livingston wasn't shy to speak his mind, but pissed off many people with some of his remarks. Don't know if that's an accurate picture.
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can't believe that bumbling fool got voted in. he is quite funny though. i'll give him that.
I'm sure his racist and elitist views will still be funny after four years of running the capital city.
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I'm sure his racist and elitist views will still be funny after four years of running the capital city.
He has apologized for those remarks, and im sure 1stepcloser wasnt refering to those statements.
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He has apologized for those remarks, and im sure 1stepcloser wasnt refering to those statements.
So he apologized for calling black children 'piccaninnies' - that's fine then, he was obviously taken out of context or something!



and no I don't think 1stepcloser was referring to those comments. But I don't think the fact that Boris Johnson is funny gives people any reason to vote for him.
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I think that Red Ken allying himself with Hugo Chavez and Yusaf al Quaradawi would be reason enough to at least stay at home.
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But I don't think the fact that Boris Johnson is funny gives people any reason to vote for him.
It baffles me too, the guy has never held down office so how people felt fit to vote for him beats me. Ken's arrogance costed him.
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I think that Red Ken allying himself with Hugo Chavez and Yusaf al Quaradawi would be reason enough to at least stay at home.
Indeed, not to mention his alliance with IRA/Sinn Fein at a time when they were blowing up kids in supermarket.
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It baffles me too, the guy has never held down office so how people felt fit to vote for him beats me. Ken's arrogance costed him.
I just don't think Ken ever saw Boris as a threat, given how much of an idiot he is. It seems London preferred the idiot
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The local elections of a whole was a vote against labour/ Brown rather than a vote for a conservative government however Cameron wants to portray it as a vote of confidence in his leadership.

The hardcore labour supporter has been disillusioned, we dont want a tory government despite what these results say.

If labour want to win the next General election they must oust Brown and instate either Andrew Johnson or Jack Straw as Labour leader / Prime Minister.
If brown wants to stay in he must hope the economy sorts itself out within the 2 years, cut tax and hope for a war similar to what saved Thatchers premiership, how does Zimbabwe sound ?

I'd rather vote BNP than let those in the old boys club govern this country again.

Labour must change if they want to stay in employment, and they will fight tooth and nail to stay on the gravy chain tax payers have provided.
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The local elections of a whole was a vote against labour/ Brown rather than a vote for a conservative government however Cameron wants to portray it as a vote of confidence in his leadership.

The hardcore labour supporter has been disillusioned, we dont want a tory government despite what these results say.

If labour want to win the next General election they must oust Brown and instate either Andrew Johnson or Jack Straw as Labour leader / Prime Minister.
If brown wants to stay in he must hope the economy sorts itself out within the 2 years, cut tax and hope for a war similar to what saved Thatchers premiership, how does Zimbabwe sound ?

I'd rather vote BNP than let those in the old boys club govern this country again.

Labour must change if they want to stay in employment, and they will fight tooth and nail to stay on the gravy chain tax payers have provided.


I think it's all completely Brown's fault - especially this with the 10p tax rate. Not even Tony Blair brought the party so low, and they did to get rid of Brown or things are just going to get worse for them.
I don't understand the british public though. They've obviously just forgotten how worse everything was with the tories. I'd sooner leave the country than have a tory government.

But I think I'd sooner die than have a bnp government.
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I think it's all completely Brown's fault - especially this with the 10p tax rate. Not even Tony Blair brought the party so low, and they did to get rid of Brown or things are just going to get worse for them.
I don't understand the british public though. They've obviously just forgotten how worse everything was with the tories. I'd sooner leave the country than have a tory government.

But I think I'd sooner die than have a bnp government.

Glad to hear you're anti-tory Emma! i utterly hate them and would NEVER vote for them - some of them seem to think that some of us have short memories! Well not me!!
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They've obviously just forgotten how worse everything was with the tories.
Ho hum.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai.../ccjeff106.xml

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai.../ccjeff109.xml


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Unfortunately, those in charge have left the windows open and the shutters up. At a time when the country needs competent management, the Prime Minister is presiding over unimaginable state-sponsored profligacy.

The scale of lost resources is set out in impressive, albeit depressing, detail by David Craig in his latest book, Squandered - How Gordon Brown is wasting over one trillion pounds of our money*.

Craig is a former management consultant whose previous work, Plundering the Public Sector, lifted the lid on the way private-sector consultants get their teeth into publicly funded projects and suck out billions in fees. His thesis was that Blair's and Brown's New Labour had been "taken in" by greedy, self-serving consultants who bamboozle civil servants with techno-speak.

Though harsh on Labour's gullibility, Plundering, published in 2006, stopped short of accusing Downing Street's most senior residents of defrauding the country.

Their crime, as such, was to allow consultancy parasites to drain about £70bn from public services for precious little in return.

"The disaster is not the result of some kind of conspiracy," Craig concluded. "Behind closed doors, New Labour politicians are probably as uncomprehending and disappointed at what has happened as anyone else."

In Squandered, the author's analysis has moved on. There is no doubt over who's to blame for the mess we are in. Brown is not a victim; he is the culprit.

Not only has money been blown on an eye-popping scale, the Government operates a relentless programme of deception to cover up blunders.

Department by department, Craig unpicks Labour's hoopla to reveal what happens when devious ministers inhale their own exhaust. Readers with heart problems, high blood pressure or a susceptibility to violent headaches should think twice before dipping in to this book. The facts are infuriating.

In 10 years, Labour has spent about £1trillion - that's £1,000,000,000,000 - more than would have been the case, inflation adjusted, if government spending had been held at 1997-98 levels. That's about £50,000 for every household. Education has received an extra £185bn, health an additional £269bn and welfare, ie, social security benefits, £343bn more
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