“Rubbish, rubbish, you’re talking rubbish!” cries the Mayor of the greatest city in the world.
“Boring, boring, boring!” chants an elected member of the assembly that’s supposed to be holding him to account.
Welcome to Mayor’s Question Time at London’s City Hall.
Labour leader Ed Miliband worries that the weekly bun-fight at Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament “subtracts from the reputation of politics.”
He should take a stroll eastward and cross the Thames. He’ll see how Mayor’s Question Time leaves that reputation in shreds.
The Mayor is of course, Boris Johnson who sits at the centre of a […]
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I never had any doubt that Danny Boyle’s Olympic celebration of proud, multi-cultural, contrarian Britain was spot on. I loved every minute of the opening ceremony’s anarchic creativity. It even prompted my first ever act of patriotism. Incensed by the cynical tweets of a critical American, I clicked “unfollow” and banished him from my Twitter stream for good.
I’m a Londoner. Born and bred in a vibrant, diverse city that has hummed with excitement as the medals have come pouring in, of course I’m infected by Olympic fever.
But I wondered whether the glow extended to the […]
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