Friday, 2 May 2008

BBC in Boris Johnson Gaffe Appeal

A nice woman from Radio 4 has been in contact with Stop Boris. Apparently the BBC been trying to put together a compilation of Boris Johnson's gaffes for The World Tonight, but they have failed to find enough of them on tape.

Now leaving aside the fact that an organisation the size of the BBC, with a huge set of news archives needs help from a couple of bloggers with nothing but a website to their name, this does seem to be an extraordinary move for them to take. 

Because even though I have done everything I can to keep Boris out of City Hall, it still seems ungracious to compile and broadcast a piece like this on a day when all indications show the man will be elected London Mayor.

And although I have no doubts that he will make a complete hash of being Mayor, I still think that he should be allowed the chance to make that hash. Because today is his day to be Mr Smug, and we shouldn't make his smugness any worse by being sore losers about it.

And if Boris Johnson does become Mayor this evening, then he will be in power and at City Hall for four long messy years to come. And if the BBC still need help in putting together a compilation after all of that time, then it will not just be Boris Johnson's competence that will come under question.


Anonymous said...

Smugness is on full display on the comments on

It's what the future under Tories will be like.

Very very smug

USpace said...

Bloody good news! Praise the Lord! Thank God! There is hope for Londonistan. What will Red Ken do next?


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
elect a communist

someone who will work full-time
to destroy your country


The Tory Troll said...

From this preview, I can see why you have to give your book away.

But on the other hand: OMFG LOL!!! BORISSSSSS LEGERRRRRND!!!!

transfattyacid said...

I guess this is a fine example of give a dog a bad name.

Surely a more sensible thing would be to come up with a theme - Boris is prone to gaffs - research it, find out there isn't enough material and the label only really applies in a narrow political sense - and braodcast something that is actually based in reality.

Oh yeah - forgot it is BBC news.

Broon's Talking Bawgie said...

You lefties really don't get it, do you?

Boris won on a platform of:-

- not being a Jew-hating Islamofascist appeaser
- not slipping his cronies millions of taxpayers' cash
- not accusing everyone who disagrees with him of being a racist
- not being a drunk
- not lying about who funds him
- not inseminating two women at the same time and lying about it.

Your disgusting candidate could say none of those things, and the evil little shit got what he's had coming to him for a long, long time.

It's time for the left to start shilling for electoral "reform" (i.e. fraud) Mugabe-stylee. It's your only chance now.

Imagine a world where you're out of power. No BBC to preach your message of class hate, envy, and division for free! No civil service payroll to fund your party machine! No grassroots left, £20 million in the red, and you can't even find a mug to be party chairman! No way to import millions of Bangladeshis and buy their votes with fat benefits and houses! No more Scotch MPs at Westminster, ever!

It all begins in 2010.

The next Labour PM hasn't even been born yet, probably. Or perhaps he's still at his fee-paying public school, or his selective grammar, where Labour usually gets its leaders from.

But whoever he is, he will be slightly to the right of where Margaret Thatcher was in 1984. By 2040, he'll need to be, to get elected.

And you'll all vote for him / it. Not a principled bone in your bodies.

Poor old Labour. Doomed always to be 50 years behind the curve.

You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh.

The Tory Troll said...

So Boris didn't

-Make racist and islamaphobic comments?
-have close and personal relationships with two convicted fraudsters?
-offend and then apologise to more people than Prince Philip?
-be kept off drink for months because his party were so terrified of what he might say or do?
-Fail to declare donations and interests?
-Cheat on his wife and force his mistress to have an abortion?

But hey let's not go over old ground shall we. We have got a whole four years of fun ahead of us. Fun Fun Fun :)