Boris Johnson on Political Propaganda (2008)
“As soon as I get in I will introduce proper accountability. I will get rid of the ludicrous Londoner free sheet, the Pyongyang-style newspaper that brings us news of the mayor’s achievements in buying more bendy buses.”
Boris Johnson in the Evening Standard (2009)
"That is why it is time for a new bus for London which, apart from anything else, will lead to significant reductions in noise and air pollution; and now is the time to step up the pace of investment in transport projects that will make this city more pleasant and convenient to live in. That is why we are pressing ahead fast with a bike hire scheme and a new and distinctive network of cycle highways. That is why we are right to expedite Crossrail, which will expand London's transport capacity by 10 per cent. Take that together with the Tube upgrades, the East London line extension, the North London line improvements, the 50 per cent expansion of the DLR, including the extensions to Woolwich Arsenal and Stratford, and you have the biggest programme of investment in London transport for 50 years."