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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Posh was absolutely the worst spice girl.

    Ever!
    Hmmm, I was going to like your post then I remembered that cow Mel C, or Sporty Spice as I used to remember her in my more personal moments alone. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    I am fortunate enough to be well aware that there is a huge distinction between money and class. Class cannot be purchased.

    Pity nobody told D.O.B..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Maker View Post
    Aye, Montrose, some shower you have there. Super Leeches.

    Jesus, who woke up the dead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    The OP title sounds like a dodgy porno involving a certain member of the Spice Girls. Was I disappointed...

    BBC Newsnight touched on this today, with many of Britain's leaders and political elite coming from privately educated backgrounds, no problem with that of course as many of these high fliers are democratically elected, however it makes one wonder how toffs like Cameron and Boris et al are attractive to the electorate.
    boris johnson has somehow managed to con a sizeable chunk of the people of london into thinking that he is a bit of a geezer and a legend, even though it should be obvious to most people that he is a racist, anti-working class waste of space and a deeply inept mayor.

    he reminds me of diamond joe quimby out of the simpsons actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoichkov View Post
    boris johnson has somehow managed to con a sizeable chunk of the people of london into thinking that he is a bit of a geezer and a legend, even though it should be obvious to most people that he is a racist, anti-working class waste of space and a deeply inept mayor.
    I don't think he's conned anyone to be honest. More a case of people seeing he's a bit of both and being tired of working class hero Red Ken with the black taxi meter running wherever he went and stopped off. At least some people got a laugh out of goading Boris on his bicycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roisin3 View Post
    I don't think he's conned anyone to be honest. More a case of people seeing he's a bit of both and being tired of working class hero Red Ken with the black taxi meter running wherever he went and stopped off. At least some people got a laugh out of goading Boris on his bicycle.
    Boris's biographer has a few things to say about him that is hidden from the public. For instance he uses his comicalness to avoid conversation and other close contact. She gives a lot of other reasons why he won't become Prime Minister.

    Sorry, don't have a link to hand, but I think I may look out for the book.

    Have to disagree Roisin3, Boris really conned the electorate. He denies it now, but as soon as he won the Mayoral election it was announced he'd be standing for election in a safe Tory seat in 2015, which means he'd be a part-time Mayor for a year before his term ends (though some say he is already a part-time mayor). There are a couple of other things but it's late and I can't remember them. I was furious when I heard, and I am sure many other Londoners were too. Boris did not win by a very big margin.

    It's a pity that Ken had lost his touch most of the time during the election campaign and that he had a persistently negative media. He seemed old and tired. I still think he would have made a much better Mayor than BoJo the so-called buffoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    Boris's biographer has a few things to say about him that is hidden from the public. For instance he uses his comicalness to avoid conversation and other close contact. She gives a lot of other reasons why he won't become Prime Minister.

    Sorry, don't have a link to hand, but I think I may look out for the book.

    Have to disagree Roisin3, Boris really conned the electorate. He denies it now, but as soon as he won the Mayoral election it was announced he'd be standing for election in a safe Tory seat in 2015, which means he'd be a part-time Mayor for a year before his term ends (though some say he is already a part-time mayor). There are a couple of other things but it's late and I can't remember them. I was furious when I heard, and I am sure many other Londoners were too. Boris did not win by a very big margin.

    It's a pity that Ken had lost his touch most of the time during the election campaign and that he had a persistently negative media. He seemed old and tired. I still think he would have made a much better Mayor than BoJo the so-called buffoon.
    But didnt Ken also 'con' the electorate with his shenanigans with 'new labour' and his chameleon antics? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Scrabble View Post
    But didnt Ken also 'con' the electorate with his shenanigans with 'new labour' and his chameleon antics? ?
    There was no secret agenda with Ken, but there was with Boris
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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    It's a pity that Ken had lost his touch most of the time during the election campaign and that he had a persistently negative media. He seemed old and tired. I still think he would have made a much better Mayor than BoJo the so-called buffoon.
    There's always a question as to how much of a politician's personal life should enter the political arena and discussion. I note from the Wikipedia blurb on Ken that a number of his previously unknown children became known in 2008. Is that all of them? Were they all by 'old' friends? I will leave it at that, and the black taxi meter running at the public's expense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roisin3 View Post
    There's always a question as to how much of a politician's personal life should enter the political arena and discussion. I note from the Wikipedia blurb on Ken that a number of his previously unknown children became known in 2008. Is that all of them? Were they all by 'old' friends? I will leave it at that, and the black taxi meter running at the public's expense.
    They were all by "old" friends. They were getting on in years and still being single they wanted children and chose Ken as father. He takes responsibility for them, but is not a day-to-day dad. The mothers did not want that. I think he has 5 or 6 kids by various mothers. How he managed to keep this secret for so long surprised me.

    Dont know about the black taxi cab.

    Isn't Ken irrelevant on this thread? No way he could be called "posh"
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