“Boris Johnson might not know cost of his bills, but he does pay them, unlike Ed Miliband. In spite of his pious preaching about care for the poorest, multi millionaire Ed has the cheek to claim the cost of energy for his second home on expenses, ie. on the tax payer.
At the very least, this is arrant insensitivity. Anyone with any moral sense would not take up an issue and then demonstrate blatant double standards like Ed is doing. Of course he has never had to worry about paying a bill in his life, so has no idea what people go through.”
Reg Varney on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:44:30
“How do you know he pays them, Or are you just posting that because it suits your right wing agenda, And why you make comparisons with Miliband I've no idea they are ALL as bad as each other the lot of them full stop ,thieving corrupt ,conniving shower of *****”
mavric1 on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:20:11
“Miliband claimed about £400. I notice you haven't mentioned multi-millionaire Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi who claimed nearly £6000 for his estate.”
katertaif on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:30:21
“Many of them are on that bandwagon. Milliband is announcing almost hourly on the relief he will give us poor tax payers when/if he is installed in No 10.
when it comes to expenses though, he and his kind; regardless of rosette colour just cant get enough tax payers money”
“I have checked my recording of the programme. The Mayor's first remark is "Hitler did not use CWs against Allied troops." You have it wrong, you are distorting his meaning, owe him an apology and you should print a retraction.”
Heinrich Volker on Sep 5, 2013 at 08:15:35
“It is surprising that Boris Johnson would use such an acronym as "CWs". That must have been a slip-up.”
Boris excelled on The Last Leg, where his humour combined seamlessly with erudite answers to penetrating questons. It was pretty clear he meant that Hitler never used chemical weapons in actual combat.”
You all haven't read Boris Johnson's article. He says killing civilians using nerve gas is a war crime that must not go unpunished. But the only way we should support the air strike, is a) if there is stronger evidence that it is Assad. b) if the US has a proper strategy and c) if there are cast iron guarantees that our involvement will NOT escalate and NO WAY are we involved in any ground warfare, it has to be a one off. These conditions all have to be met before a second vote in the House should be considered.
No way is he saying we should go to war with Syria, check out at the link at the top.”
futurechoices on Sep 2, 2013 at 19:15:40
“So, angel, you truly think that airstrikes will help civilians, most of whom want Assad to stay rather than be ruled by muslim fundamentalists.”
narny on Sep 2, 2013 at 15:42:54
“Boris says this, Boris says that, to-morrow Boris will spout more rubbish.”
To say it is faulty is an absolute lie. There was a problem with the air con at first, which has now been fixed. This is my local bus route, there is absolutely no problem with the temperature and everyone loves having the conductors, who are most attentive in offering help with bags and information.
The criticisms are of course coming from Labour and Lib Dem Caroline Pigeon, all anxious to score political points. It's sad that when London has a terrific asset like the Boris buses, there are always people trying to knock it down.”
Realisticlyme on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:32:03
“When London has a far more impressive and useful asset, like the Thames Barrier, the Tories got rid of the people who made it.
Your precious Boris hasn't and won't protect London from flood. As for scoring political points and knocking things down, I remember you lot and your right wing press shafting the Millenium Dome. You did everything to make it fail, even though it was a Tory project to begin with.
You clain the fault is an 'abolute lie' then say there was a problem, but it's fixed. Then there was a fault, wasn't there? You then claim everyone loves the bus, where is your proof? You've spoken to everyone who uses it?! You can be that silly, please don't expect us to be.”
nig on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:05:53
“Boris buses , what a strange affair ,do they run in Liverpool ? oh I better watch it he might send the heavy mobaroound to duff me up ,. what old bean.”
“Your headline is wrong BTW. He wasn't voted out of the meeting. The Assembly Members gave up their right to question him, so he had no reason to stay. As it turned out, they made a huge error, Victoria Borthwick arrived, so they couldn't vote down his budget and they missed the chance to question him.”
Don't bother to run for Mayor George Galloway, Londoners are wise to your game. You are a stirrer, like Ken Livingstone, playing divide and rule with communities. London doesn't need the aggro, you don't stand a chance!”
“Jim, I do agree with Boris, there is a streak of laziness in the British character, I see it so often. With all the tv programmes like Tarrant's "Millionaire", people want something for nothing, they want it now. Not everyone but a section of the community. Definitely.”
allanenergy on May 13, 2013 at 13:47:06
“Of course people want to win on millionaire but not for nothing it's called using your brain”
Welsh woman on May 13, 2013 at 06:24:39
“It was our industry that help us defeat Germany during the second World war, one in ten UK men were conscripted into the Coal Mines without good production we wouldn't have been able to fuel our victory.”
Patbat on May 13, 2013 at 06:04:18
“What an absurd thing to say, are you seriously saying that the Brits (Boris says the the British not some of them), are lazy because we have TV quiz shows? obviously no other Country has them so it must be the case. & I am sure the circles you move in you do see laziness everywhere.”
Neesagon on May 13, 2013 at 05:59:49
“They don't have big prize TV shows abroad?”
concara on May 13, 2013 at 05:58:26
“Grow up, a section of every community around the world wants something for nothing. Why are many high street bank/shop/service staff on contracts, the answer is so as they have no rights and they can be got rid of at the end of their short term contract. This type of practice could be a contributor of a don't care attitude.”
toby40 on May 13, 2013 at 05:52:55
“out of touch
millionaire has not been in the schedule for several seasons although a celeb version charity version is due in the next couple of weeks !”
Jim Watford on May 13, 2013 at 05:51:42
“That is the same in any country, Britain is no different. The problem is there is no incentive to do well, why work hard when the fruits of that labour are taken from you? this is something the Tory party used to understand. Thatcher knew this, it's how she took us from near third world status in 1979 to a global player in just 10 years. Reward people for hard work and they'll do it, don't and they won't.”
Dan Belcher on May 13, 2013 at 05:51:27
“So whats going to be done about it? How can your party help improve the situation? so far all they have ever done is blown hot air and destroy the prospects of millions”
Boris Johnson is what the UK needs - a leader with the guts not to forever blame other people. A leader who is brave enough to say there is a streak of sloth and desire for instant gratification in the British psyche.”
Patbat on May 13, 2013 at 05:57:05
“Boris Johnson is what the UK needs - a leader with the guts not to forever blame other people.
Is this the same Boris that continually blames the Labour Party & Ken for all the problems we are facing & now he's blaming the "LAZY" British people, & by the way, you do know he is talking about "YOU" don't you.”
Dan Belcher on May 13, 2013 at 05:45:37
“Boris has got guts, except their not in the right place”
“On the BBC Sunday Politics show today, 14.4.13, , Andrew Neil revealed that there was a consensus on the cost and details of Lady Thatcher's funeral long ago and all parties agreed the whole thing together..
John Prescott is either lying or suffering from amnesia. He must know.”
whenknew on Apr 14, 2013 at 12:26:34
“Maybe because on this issue, the public are far in front of the politics.”
Prickly Herbert on Apr 14, 2013 at 12:21:56
“My guess is that as he's irrelevant, he wasn't asked.”
“99% of the pictures are absolutely great. As someone has already said, Boris is highly intelligent. He is also humorous, intuitive and an outstanding communicator. We are so lucky to have someone of his calibre in politics. Boris for PM!”
Ed Miliband was ambushed by a 14 year old Tory supporter at the Durham Miners' Gala and asked some tough questions that he didn't have any answers to. Put on the spot by a 14 year old...... I wouldn't get too carried away talking him up if I were you.”
“It is ludicrous to say that Boris Johnson backed the abolition of the 50p. tax band to make £16K a year! Boris has always believed you will never stimulate the economy with cuts, you need incentives for industry and those incentives ultimately benefit everyone because they provide growth and more jobs.
Ken Livingstone has spent his whole political life bashing legal tax avoiders. He has said they should not be allowed to vote or hold public office. Now he is revealed as making use of those very tax avoidance schemes, and he is the only mayoral candidate to do so. His whole political ethos is revealed as a lie.”
fr3kysnail on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:15:56
“Glad to see tory stalwart, John Redwood is agreeing with my views (main post). Let's focus on the issues that's important to London. Do we really want US styled (dirty) elections?”
There are many more examples. I am not surprised the Mayor got so angry, and Ken was lucky not to get a punch on the nosel
Although Boris lost the LBC debate when the twitter jury voted, when it was the general public, it was a different matter. Boris won by 60% to Ken's 20%, Brian Paddick got 7% and Jenny Jones got 5%. http://t.co/Ryzlpbm3
I feel that this reflects the distaste Londoners have for Ken's behaviour.”
According to a leader in yesterday's Times, the paper believes that Kenis playing divide and rule. The Times believes his Jewish slurs are deliberate and part of a strategy to exploit racial tensions in the capital for the Muslim vote.
“Boris is very popular with Londoners and his odds on winning a second term are 7/20 with Betfare,he is way in the lead.
Ken,is nearest rival is flatlining at 63/25 with Betfare. Polls show he is so disliked, 21% of Labour voters intend to vote for Boris.
When Boris said the hacking was codswallop,that was the general view at the time. At the London Assembly, members urged him not to waste any time investigating, it was such a non-story. Ken Livingstone, all the Labour members, also thought it was codswallop.”
Getting angry isn't enough. Here is a brilliant suggestion from another Tory tweeter, @TaminaM . It is ludicrous for millionaire MPs and Ministers to be offloading energy costs onto the poorest and to be claiming expenses they can well afford to pay themselves.
So why not make MPs' expenses means tested? Because we are all in it together. Right??”
Orthrus on Nov 12, 2013 at 07:04:56
“Great idea. Spend pounds to save a few pennies! Just like the inquiry into MPs' expenses which cost far more than the expenses recovered.”
Fires are down 40% but costs remain the same. Many fire engines are only used 16% of the time. Firefighters are well paid, many have two jobs and they get good pensions, Workers in the public sector earn £3,000 p.a. more than private sector workers, but they still expect the private sector to take the pain, while they expect life to go on as it did before Labour crashed the economy.
Boris Johnson won two elections because these are the decisions voters trust him to make and he would not take this decision lightly and unless it was essential. Not for the first time, firefighters were verbally abusive towards the Mayor at City Hall for two hours, which is against the rules. I have personal experience of how verbally nasty fire fightters are if you try to present the facts on twitter.
Yesterday a group of fire fighers left the scene of a blazing fire to continue their strike. Even the union condemned this as a disgrace! Sympathy for the fire service is draining away, and fire fighters need to accept this fact.”