Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Boris Johnson can never be accused of leadership

Hopi Sen has posted this pro-Ken, anti-Boris video on his blog. I think that he is right in saying that it would have been rejected by any political campaign. If Ken had come out with this he would have been rightly accused of using personal tragedy as a political tool. 

However, Hopi also says that he would have preferred for it to be chopped in two, but for me, this would have wrecked what is a powerful message. The video may be a bit mawkish for my taste but it tells a story that needs to be told. 

And the story is this. As even Nick Ferrari admitted on the LBC debate, Ken showed great strength of leadership after the London bombings and leadership is definitely: "not something that (Boris) has ever been accused of."

Because sometimes there are things that need to be said. And for whatever reason, there are times when politicians themselves cannot say them. And with only two weeks left before the election, I think that this is definitely one of those times.


angelneptunestar said...

Mr. Tory Troll, we both probably agree that Boris Johnson is an extremely placid, peace loving guy and in his biography his deputy at the Spectator said Boris is so easy to work with because he never ever loses his temper.

However, you only have to read his articles to realise how outraged he is at senseless violence and how strongly he comes out against terrorist acts and in the defence of democracy. His deputy at the Spectator said the team WAS Boris, he led that team, so do not be deceived by his good nature, Boris would take command in a situation like that.

The Tory Troll said...

He certainly came out strongly after 7/7. It doesn't get much stronger than asking when somebody is going to get 'medieval on islam's ass'

Chris Paul said...

Boris Johnson taking command? What a ridiculously foolish construct that is. The man is a complete and utter buffoon.