Monday, 5 January 2009

Mayor Who?

Following his plea for 'Royal' Boris to give a 'Queens Speech' (he kind of did) Andrew Gilligan has another suggestion for his Mayor/ his Majesty:

"It strikes me that Boris (a child in the Seventies) has based his entire persona on the Tom Baker Doctor Who of that era: the same unruly hair, the same rumpled and jovial exterior concealing the same razor-sharp scientific brain, the same implacable hereditary enemies (surely John Biggs, Labour's deputy leader in the London Assembly, must be a Cyberman?)

"To those who object that Boris already has a job, I reply that in fact he has about six, without notable ill effect. If you're already chairing TfL, the MPA, the waste board, the skills board and writing a Daily Telegraph column into the bargain, what's a little light acting on the side."

And how about doing some light reporting on the side as well? It's not like anyone would notice the difference.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"To those who object that Boris already has a job, I reply that in fact he has about six, without notable ill effect." It's still hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil in Gilligan land then?

AdamB said...

That's a bit unfair Anonymous. Andrew does still 'see evil'. It's name is Livingstone.

Anonymous said...

'It's name is Livingstone'

I thought it was Peter Hendy. What's he up to these days?

Anonymous said...

Gilligan's writing gets more and more like the spoof of Gordon Brown in Private Eye.

Guano

AdamB said...

Ha Ha you're rught Guano, although he fits more into the Deputy Supreme Leader role as filled by Mandelson in Private Eye. Boris already has a regular 'From the Desk of the Supreme Leader' slot in the Standard.

Will said...

It's funny that Andrew writes an article saying that politicians should encourage people to save on the same day that David Cameron announces a policy doing just that. I wonder where he gets his ideas from.

AdamB said...

I hope you're not suggesting that he cuts and pastes them from Conservative party press releases? Surely no-one would accuse Andrew of that!