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"Boris" Johnson

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:59 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011 ... f-comments" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A right lot of rubbish here. He's apparently arguing for indefinite sentences:
"Prison should change people and if it doesn't they shouldn't be let out. It's the only way we can stop the revolving door of criminality."
Where the money for the extra prison places come from, he doesn't say. Nor the extra probation officers, nor the extra Parole Board work. At least Cameron and Clarke have a budget in mind- smaller prison population, fewer trials because of more guilty pleas- more money for other things. Johnson doesn't. He wants a tax cut for high earners too, so he'd presumably have less to spend than the government do.

And some bizarre stuff about not paying staff if their changes re-offend. How about not paying Johnson when the tube's shit?

As ever, he's found some small project that's had amazing results. We don't know anything about this- the people on it could be selected as the most promising ones. And it sounds expensive- imprisoning young offenders is even more pricy than imprisoning adults. And they apparently have a special officer attached to them.

Still, the grandstanding is what's important, isn't it?

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:11 pm
by Andy McDandy
How do you prove it?

"Have you changed your ways?"

"Yes."

"Off you go then."

Bloke commits crime.

"You rotter. You said you'd change your ways. OK, let's go again..."

As for the 'don't pay people if their charges reoffend' idea, well, there's an answer to that one as well. And it's not very palatable.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:46 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9ddf796a-8df2 ... z1Pr3kXv00" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

guess what?- number of cars rises by 8% when you abolish the Western Extension of the Congestion Charge.
However, conditions worsened much less than expected, according to TfL.
Great.
“I am glad I gave the people a say and thrilled that the initial results suggest there has been no significant downside in removing the western extension zone,” he said.
8% more traffic in a hideously congested part of town, and £50m less income for transport per year. I can't see any significant downside there, can you? Still, you gave the people a say. Who cares that they were wrong? Must be the strong leadership we always hear about.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:22 pm
by davidjay
Is ping pong still coming home?

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:49 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I never read the exact words used in The Spectator's editorial before:
many Liverpudlians had a "deeply unattractive psyche"; and that they refused to accept responsibility for "drunken fans at the back of the crowd who mindlessly tried to fight their way into the ground" during the Hillsborough disaster, a contention at odds with the findings of the Taylor Report.
Cnut in twat's clothing, as a friend of mine said of him.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:08 pm
by oboogie
davidjay wrote:Is ping pong still coming home?
Actually in the world of Boris it's called Whiff Waff don'tcha know.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:30 am
by mattomac
Tubby Isaacs wrote:I never read the exact words used in The Spectator's editorial before:
many Liverpudlians had a "deeply unattractive psyche"; and that they refused to accept responsibility for "drunken fans at the back of the crowd who mindlessly tried to fight their way into the ground" during the Hillsborough disaster, a contention at odds with the findings of the Taylor Report.
Cnut in twat's clothing, as a friend of mine said of him.
It doesn't even try to understand Hillsborough. After the Taylor report this view should have died but thanks to them and the scum newspaper it did not.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:24 am
by Bones McCoy
davidjay wrote:Is ping pong still coming home?
Didn't think she was away.
Look there she is on the right.

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Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:53 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
mattomac wrote:
Tubby Isaacs wrote:I never read the exact words used in The Spectator's editorial before:
many Liverpudlians had a "deeply unattractive psyche"; and that they refused to accept responsibility for "drunken fans at the back of the crowd who mindlessly tried to fight their way into the ground" during the Hillsborough disaster, a contention at odds with the findings of the Taylor Report.
Cnut in twat's clothing, as a friend of mine said of him.
It doesn't even try to understand Hillsborough. After the Taylor report this view should have died but thanks to them and the scum newspaper it did not.
Should have done.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10434714" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Of course the fences were there because of hooligans but that wasn't what he meant.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:51 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I had a walk back from the V&A towards town today.

Isn't that area supposed to be nice (Harrods etc)? It is a gridlocked shithole. How that extra 8% of traffic has helped. And some fuckwit has allowed black cabs to use the bus lane. So bus journeys are a lot slower than they need to be.

Still, isn't Boris funny? And the cunt's going to win again, isn't he?

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:27 pm
by Fozzy
Last time I drove up there the gridlock was due to roadworks. Are they still there?

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:34 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Not on the bit I meant- Hyde Park Corner to Knightsbridge.

Do you mean the ones by the museums? That's a very good project.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:52 pm
by Fozzy
No, it was further up towards Harrods.

I should perhaps make it clear that I was driving up on a Sunday when the congestion charge wouldn't have kicked in. I fondly imagined it would be quicker at the weekend. Never again.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:59 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Didn't look too bad for roadworks there.

That area must have more fuckwits in it than anywhere else. What matters in the right to drive through it, not the area being nice or anything.

Livingstone's not going to reintroduce the congestion charge. He and Oona were both in favour in their campaign.

Re: Boris Johnson deserves his own thread

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:26 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
I didn't know the funny man was still writing for The Telegraph instead of meeting union leaders or anything useful.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/colu ... bered.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Usual broadbrush bollocks.
Spain had three players in the last 16, including Rafael Nadal. In spite of his country’s enormous budgetary problems, Rafa would have paid less than Andy – 47 per cent; and the Spanish got rid of their patrimonio, or wealth tax, two years ago. Moving down the tax rates, we come next to Australia’s Bernard Tomic, who faced a bill of 45 per cent. The three French players were going to be hit for 40 per cent tax – mais oui. We used to think of France as a much higher tax economy than our own, where people were bled white to pay for their trains to go at tres grande vitesse; now their top rate is fully 10 points lower than our own.
So you look up the top rate of tax without noticing that they kick in at different levels. France's rate kicks in at about £90k less than ours. And you ignore all other taxes. And what the incomes of entrepreneurs are in the first place.

Do some of the proper work we pay you for, you lazy fuckwit. But of course, it's the left that can't do money.

Not surprising Telegraph YTS boy Daniel Knowles doesn't notice there's anything broadbrush in the article.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danie ... class-war/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

blah, blah, the Laffer Curve, they'll be off to Switzerland in a minute, class war.