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#61 Griff9of13

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

The speculation is over and he commits to a return to parliament in 2015: Boris 'seeking 2015 Commons return'


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:31 PM

Osborne can start pooing his pants.


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#63 Griff9of13

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:57 PM

Osborne can start pooing his pants.

 

If he can get anywhere near some "real" power, I think we can all start pooing our pants. <_<


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:49 PM

I swear I saw him wink when he announced that he's gonna stand for parliment but "doesn't expect to win". Yeah right there gona find him one of the safest Tory seats within commute distance of London so he can continue being Mayor till 2016.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

Boris does whats best for Boris. He did say a couple of days ago that the UK should withdraw from the EU if it wasn't happy with the terms of the agreement, or words to that affect.

He's saying the anti EU rhetoric that the grass roots Tories like to here

All Boris is doing is putting himself in position to lead the Tory party if Dave gets elbowed by the electorate at next years GE. Even if Dave stays in power Boris might still try and mount a leadership challege



#66 Trojan

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

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I'd say Boris reckons Dave can't win. If he thought Dave was going to win he'd have bided his time and waited until his term as mayor was up before standing at a convenient bye-election.  He wants to be in parliament, where he can mount a challenge for the leadership as soon as the election is lost.  He can't stand for the leadership unless he's an MP.

Boris does whats best for Boris. He did say a couple of days ago that the UK should withdraw from the EU if it wasn't happy with the terms of the agreement, or words to that affect.

He's saying the anti EU rhetoric that the grass roots Tories like to here

All Boris is doing is putting himself in position to lead the Tory party if Dave gets elbowed by the electorate at next years GE. Even if Dave stays in power Boris might still try and mount a leadership challege

 

 

I reckon Boris thinks Dave can't win next year otherwise he'd have waited until his mayoral term was up.  He wants to be in parliament when the new leadership election kicks off, he can't stand for the leadership if he's not an MP.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:13 PM

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I reckon Boris thinks Dave can't win next year otherwise he'd have waited until his mayoral term was up.  He wants to be in parliament when the new leadership election kicks off, he can't stand for the leadership if he's not an MP.

 

Yes, and he also knows that Cameron has backed himself into a real corner in the EU debate. Dave has no chance of renegotiating anything but he doesn't want to be the one responsible for the high risk strategy of leaving the EU.


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#68 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

the tories now have their own Farage factor...

 

bit of a lad, very quotable, good fun in the media, anti europe, robustly right wing.

 

it's all falling into place, with the exception of Baroness Warsi bless her

 

we've got a sudden injection of women into the cabinet: the fact that they won't do anything is irrelevant.

 

They need to start hunting round for some black people to give jobs to, on the other hand maybe not.


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#69 gingerjon

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:40 AM

Do a quiz about BoJo


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#70 Griff9of13

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:04 AM

 

I got 6 out of 10. Not bad for a non resident of London I suppose.

 

Has he ever kept to even one election promise?


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:31 AM

I got 6 out of 10. Not bad for a non resident of London I suppose.

 

Has he ever kept to even one election promise?

nine out of ten

 

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#72 Larry the Leit

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:32 PM

what has he done for London and its people?

 

Perhaps he'll do more when he becomes an MP for an area of North London.  Know anyone that lives there Frank?


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#73 nadera78

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

Perhaps he'll do more when he becomes an MP for an area of North London.  Know anyone that lives there Frank?


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

Boris Island has sunk! :D


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

I'd be surprised if the idea wasn't resurrected at some point.

 

This country does need an international hub airport adjacent to London.

 

Trying to expand Heathrow is like trying to fit a quart into a pint pot.



#77 Wolford6

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:43 AM

I'd be surprised if the idea wasn't resurrected at some point.

 

This country does need an international hub airport adjacent to London.

 

Trying to expand Heathrow is like trying to fit a quart into a pint pot.

 

I would imagine that it would cost an astronomical amount to build an island airport in the Thames.

 

The construction design would require a huge amount of engineered infill pus auxilliary road and rail bridges, sewage systems, electrical supply, telecommunications etc. It would also compromise flood control measures.

 

Presumably,  it would be cheaper to build a third airport, with fast-rail links, in Northwest Kent.


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#78 gingerjon

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:58 AM

I would imagine that it would cost an astronomical amount to build an island airport in the Thames.

 

The construction design would require a huge amount of engineered infill pus auxilliary road and rail bridges, sewage systems, electrical supply, telecommunications etc. It would also compromise flood control measures.

 

Presumably,  it would be cheaper to build a third airport, with fast-rail links, in Northwest Kent.

 

About £100bn to build it apparently.  Boris has apparently already spent well north of £5m of taxpayer's money on pursuing this idea.

 

You'll note that it's quite a feat for a politician to be so passionate about building all over an area of the country over which he has absolutely no control whatsoever ...  good politicking though and it keeps him in the public eye as some wronged visionary.


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#79 gingerjon

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:17 AM

Though, even a stopped clock ...


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#80 nadera78

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

About £100bn to build it apparently.  Boris has apparently already spent well north of £5m of taxpayer's money on pursuing this idea.

 

You'll note that it's quite a feat for a politician to be so passionate about building all over an area of the country over which he has absolutely no control whatsoever ...  good politicking though and it keeps him in the public eye as some wronged visionary.

You'd probably make that sum back from developing the 2,000 acres vacated at Heathrow. And then there's the land not actually part of Heathrow but is unusable because it sits between it and the entrance to London.

 

That said, it would require a level of vision, planning, commitment and resources not seen since the second world war. 


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