Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Boris in Sutton



A few weeks before his trip to Carshalton, Boris timed a walkabout up Sutton High Street perfectly, missing the snow flurries that gusted down the hill. The response from members of the public was phenomenal with people coming to shake his hand, have a picture taken and wish him well. He is a celebrity without doubt, but remember he is still a politician, so this treatment is testament to the refreshing approach that he takes; a sensible appraisal of the problems that Londoners face with a cheeky smirk sufficiently visible to remind us of someone that does not take himself too seriously, unlike the incumbent who has finally begun to believe his own propaganda.

The highlight for me was the impromptu ska anthem by local band the Dualers. Whilst the lyrics "New Mayor of London, Boris Johnson" won't be winning any BRIT awards any time soon, the sheer spontaeity of the occasion was excellent.

You can see this on the video which I have only managed to lay my hands on a couple of days ago, hence the delayed post. It's a little rough and ready but, like Boris, not everything needs to be perfectly polished to be effective.

5 comments:

RFK said...

Amazing, I actually might buy that album. I think that this short video demonstrates the high spirit that a Boris win could bring to London!

tantric cheese said...

those dudes have got it well right!

boris johnson! new mayor o' london!!!

:)

shemi cheam said...

that music video is briliant,shows that boris is a man of the people & that people love him!he will make an excellent Mayor for London

shemi
cheam

michael said...

That's really quite amusing.

London Calling said...

whilst anyone is preferable to the odious king newt i am not so sure boris will make such a great mayor of london. in fact if you look closely in the picture you can just about see david camerons wire strings attached to boris johnsons arms and shoulders. i wonder if george osborne is working his mouth controls too