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PostSubject: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:35 pm

Sad Mad **** Mad * London Mayoral Election *** ##**#~## Boris **##* Evil or Very Mad What a Face
... I need a drink! ....


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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:37 pm

Atticus wrote:
Sad Mad **** Mad * London Mayoral Election *** ##**#~## Boris **##* Evil or Very Mad What a Face
... I need a drink! ....

And you can have one! I've bought you some German weissbier. Were you banking on Livingstone win?
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:41 pm

I love Weissbeer! Very Happy

No, not banking on it, not a Ken fan particularly but frankly the whole thing has been the most dispiriting farce. ken would\'ve still been the best from a terrible choice.


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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:42 pm

Atticus wrote:
Sad Mad **** Mad * London Mayoral Election *** ##**#~## Boris **##* Evil or Very Mad What a Face
... I need a drink! ....

Collateral damage from Iraq - and the 10p tax rate.
New Labour and lost its new and its old friends.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:44 pm

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I love Weissbeer! Very Happy

Well then drink it up, I'm celebrating my 1,000th posthood!

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No, not banking on it, not a Ken fan particularly but frankly the whole thing has been the most dispiriting farce. ken would've still be the best from a terrible choice.

Still, he's had about eight years in a position he originally indicated he would only serve in for 4. He was also a leading force in the GLC through the 80s. London could do with a fresh set of ideas and a new direction. The only problem is that we could be without Boris on HIGNFY for a full 4 years. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:45 pm

Funnily Iraq has faded. Ken stayed on too long, there have been dodgy dealings and favouritism, plus the whole brown disaster. PLUS the daily onslaught from the Standard headlines, even those of us who don't buy the paper can't escape the daily headline posters.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:47 pm

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Funnily Iraq has faded. Ken stayed on too long, there have been dodgy dealings and favouritism, plus the whole brown disaster. PLUS the daily onslaught from the Standard headlines, even those of us who don't buy the paper can't escape the daily headline posters.

I saw that in my brief foray into London during April. The LES really has it in for Ken, doesn't it? I thought they were joke headlines when I saw "The Mayor's Secret Children" over there. Pretty aggressive from the big city newspaper. That's death by a thousand paper cuts for any leader.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:48 pm

Ok i've had my rant, i'll shut up now! Very Happy Have had a manic few weeks but i look forward to a calmer May.
Brill website which gets better and better, congrats to all of you. Where the heaven you all find the time I have no idea!
Have a fab weekend all of you.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:49 pm

the most aggressive headline was the one about one of his aides being a supporter of terrorism. I saw it during my lunch break and went back to the office absolutely fuming!
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:55 pm

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the most aggressive headline was the one about one of his aides being a supporter of terrorism. I saw it during my lunch break and went back to the office absolutely fuming!

Did you boycott the paper during the election then and live off Metros and suchlike?
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:56 pm

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the most aggressive headline was the one about one of his aides being a supporter of terrorism. I saw it during my lunch break and went back to the office absolutely fuming!

There was a guy on Pat Kenny's show who compared Boris Johnstown as Mayor with Caligula putting in horse in charge of the Senate...

Is there any danger of London being dismantled yet again by the Tories ? as far as I remember they never wanted a GLC.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Fri May 02, 2008 11:58 pm

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Is there any danger of London being dismantled yet again by the Tories ? as far as I remember they never wanted a GLC.

Well, if David Cameron is Pm by April/May 2010(which is odds-on favourite to happen) then they'd hardly dismantle an office that Boris would be in to a minimum of May 2012.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:02 am

As I said above, have had a particularly manic few weeks so haven't had time to read the proposals for Mayors in Ireland which I think EV posted somewhere. However, I will do so. A big problem at the moment in London + presumably elsewhere, is that the system as established by New Labour has really serious faults. There is no proper system of accountability and the dodginess Ken has been accused of will no doubt be repeated many times by the new shower.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:05 am

You're right Ard-T, plus there are a number of very juicy contracts to be handed out over the next couple of years.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:40 am

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You're right Ard-T, plus there are a number of very juicy contracts to be handed out over the next couple of years.

There won't be a dismantling of this position when they control it.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:44 am

Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:46 am

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Neutral

Sorry if my last post didn't make much sense, weissbier kicking in and everything. What's the situation now? Is it a foregone conclusion that Boris is for the Mayorship?
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:46 am

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You're right Ard-T, plus there are a number of very juicy contracts to be handed out over the next couple of years.

There won't be a dismantling of this position when they control it.

I wouldn't say they would wind it up until Boris had his day. The longer haul may also depend on how many of the local authorities they control.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:47 am

cactus flower wrote:
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You're right Ard-T, plus there are a number of very juicy contracts to be handed out over the next couple of years.

There won't be a dismantling of this position when they control it.

I wouldn't say they would wind it up until Boris had his day. The longer haul may also depend on how many of the local authorities they control.

Indeed, but they do seem to be consolidating a fairly firm grip on power over the hinterlands of Britain. The Conservatives are the coming party.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 12:49 am

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Atticus wrote:
Neutral

Sorry if my last post didn't make much sense, weissbier kicking in and everything. What's the situation now? Is it a foregone conclusion that Boris is for the Mayorship?

no you were perfectly clear, i obviously don't use the correct emoticons. I meant, yes definitely
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 1:15 am

Atticus wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
Atticus wrote:
Neutral

Sorry if my last post didn't make much sense, weissbier kicking in and everything. What's the situation now? Is it a foregone conclusion that Boris is for the Mayorship?

no you were perfectly clear, i obviously don't use the correct emoticons. I meant, yes definitely

Big rumblings in the Labour back benches, from what I hear.

As youndan says, we are a year behind the States, and there will be all kinds of loopers emerging with an answer to the problems.
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 1:51 am

so here we go ....
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 1:52 am

69000 for the bnp?!?
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 1:53 am

oh **###*** unbelievable
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PostSubject: Re: London Mayoral Election and Local Elections   Sat May 03, 2008 1:57 am

Atticus wrote:
oh **###*** unbelievable


Boris Johnson 1,168,738
Ken Livingstone 1,028,966



Record turnout
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