Boris Johnson – the implications of buffoonery

Posted on August 16, 2007

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In a terrifying turn of events, Boris Johnson has announced his candidacy for the conservative party for London’s mayor.  There is a great article on the COMPASS website about this, which runs through Boris’ impeccable right wing credentials, but my great fear is that sites like Boris Watch , Backing Boris and ‘ironic’ individuals in the media might help to create a climate where he is seen as an amiable buffoon and ‘a decent chap’, thereby helping to form the image that he might be some kind of benevolent jester-king when given control of the capital city.  My worry is that Boris’ campaign builds up the kind of momentum that Screaming Lord Sutch could only dream of.   In the interests of fairness (this is an election with the largest democratic mandate in the UK, after all) here is a link to the wikipedia biography for:

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

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