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And by their words you shall know them.

Boris Johnson at the launch of the London bicycle hire scheme: "In 1904, 20% of journeys were made by bicycle and in London. I want to see that kind of figure again. If you can't turn the clock back to 1904 ladies and gentlemen, what is the point of being a Conservative?"

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ms_cataclysm
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Good post.
palfrey
Jul. 30th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I'd seen that quote earlier on Twitter, but had assumed it was a paraphrase of some less accurate official statement. Oh deary me...
(no subject) - gummitch - Jul. 30th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
marypcb
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
he is. seriously barking mad, seriously conservative.

OTOH 1904: Churchill left the conservative unionist party to become a liberal and the party dug itself into the ground by 1906...
surliminal
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Brill-i-ant!
swisstone
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Poor old Boris. This is self-evidently meant to be a joke about people's perceptions of the Conservative Party, and tomorrow the papers will shred him over it.
lovingboth
Jul. 30th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I don't know what he does to his minders, but Boris in full unscripted flow scares me..

As well as the political situation then, doubtless there are people looking up what else that represents apart from ten years away from a World War.
redbird
Jul. 30th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
What percentage does he want made by horse or horse-drawn vehicle, do you suppose?
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