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By The Red Arrow
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More details and similar observations at
Andrew Neil rams it right up Boris # thingy



And just to remove any doubts that Johnson is full of shit -

Telegraph corrects Boris Johnson's claim about drug dealer
Newspaper ‘clarifies’ inaccurate statement by Tory leadership candidate in his column
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -regulator
 
By Boiler
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Unsure of your meaning, as I haven't seen the whole interview.
Well, here they are in all their 'glory', Malc.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... is-johnson

ETA: fact-checking by the BBC on those interviews.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48965645
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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1. Cut crime in London by about 20%
Boris Johnson said that crime in London fell by about 20% during his time as London mayor.

Verdict: That's true. But it sounds slightly less impressive when you consider that crime in the whole of England and Wales fell by 26% (a fact which Mr Neil pointed out).

He also talked about the homicide rate, which fell by about 50% between 2008 and 2016 in London.

It had been falling since 2003, when it reached a peak of 211 homicides in one year.

So it looks like these things, at least to some extent, form part of both a longer-term trend and a wider trend across the country.
Yep. Seems like the homicide rate fall was larger in London, but not general crime. Politicians are within their rights to say they did X,Y, Z and say why that was a good idea. But this macho personalized bollocks over crime is pure Giuliani.
 
By Boiler
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Creative though it is, can I just say that this image from that song is going to give me fucking nightmares?
Screenshot_2019-07-15 (1) The Gammon Song (My Gang parody) - YouTube.jpg
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By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:36 pm
And if this happens, what will people do? Sign an online petition?
The last time it happened, they grabbed their pikes, muskets and swords, and shortened the Bastard by a foot.
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