Thursday, 12 April 2012

What a Boris win means for Cameron, Osborne and Lansley

If there is any doubt at all about what a win for Boris Johnson means for the Tory Party, take a look at the images and videos below.

They show David Cameron, George Osborne and Cameron's then right-hand man, the now-disgraced Andy Coulson, watching with mounting satisfaction as Tory candidate Boris Johnson wins the 2008 Mayoral Election.

This is what a Boris win means - success for the Conservative Party and vindication for David Cameron, George Osborne, Andrew Lansley and Michael Gove.

It means a tacit endorsement of the assault on comprehensive education and of the trebling of tuition fees.

It means endorsing the massive reorganisation and privatisation of the NHS, of the privatisation of the police force and of the fire service - of which Tory Mayor Boris Johnson is a driving force.

It means an endorsement of consecutive budgets that have shifted resources from the poorest in society to the very richest, whilst withdrawing support from the sick and disabled.

And, for Londoners, it will mean a rapid shift towards an every more unequal city, as the social mix that has made London such a unique - and liberal - city is replaced by homogeneity and ghettoisation.

Andy Coulson and David Cameron awaiting the result

Osborne and Cameron awaiting the announcement

Coulson and Cameron celebrate as Boris' win is announced [Click for Video]

Click here to link to video - if you can bear it. 


On a lighter note, Cameron does produce an unfortunate David Brent impression towards the end, by trying to high-five a colleague at 1 min.53 whilst the latter merely sticks out his hand for a conventional handshake.

Cameron definitely not looking silly [Click for video]


  1. Just don't know if Ken Livingstone can beat Boris though. Lots of baggage there. Shame there wasn't a fresh face who jumped in to offer a new perspective and challenge to Boris.

  2. It's a tough call though. A more middle of the road Labour candidate would have failed to inspire. Ken might alienate some, but he has the profile to get others out.

    So much of this is a personality contest at the moment- and Boris is lucky he's managed to convince people that Cameron and Osborne and him are different, when if anything he's to the right of them in economic terms.