Monday, 5 January 2009

Boris Johnson on Political Propaganda

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."

You can read more about Boris's ever-increasing production of pig-iron in the Dear Leader's latest edition of London's Quality Paper. Forward comrades!

7 comments:

Chris said...

The Evening Standard has always been a pro-Conservative but at least when Ken Livingstone was the Mayor it was an anti-establishment read. Now it's just full of Boris-apologist crap and they're giving over entire editions to explaining how great he is. All it needs to complete the effect is a pull-out poster of him and free collectable Boris Johnson chinaware. It can't be far away now.

AdamB said...

Royal Doulton surely?

Mark Pack said...

Lovely photo!

AdamB said...

Whoops I should have put in a credit for it. The image was borrowed from Mr Stop Boris

prj45 said...

I had to pay 40 pee more for my tube travel today, thank's Boris.

To make up for it I didn't buy the Evening Standard...

AdamB said...

It's not all bad news then.

Mr. Stop Boris said...

Ooh, I'd forgotten all about that poster image. Turns out I was quite prescient - look at the ES Jobs supplement hoarding :)