Archive for Quotes

Quote of the day: Rob Marchant.

April 16, 2012 Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, London mayoralty, Quotes Comments Off

“It’s not about right vs left, it’s about decent vs indecent politics.”

(Rob Marchant defends the increasing number of Labour supporters who are backing Boris.)

Quote of the day: Brian Paddick.

April 3, 2012 Ken Livingstone, London mayoralty, Quotes Comments Off

“Everyone except Ken Livingstone believes this isn’t possible.”

(Brian Paddick on Ken’s pledge to cut fares.)

Quote: Evening Standard on Ken, in 1981.

February 12, 2012 Ken Livingstone, Quotes Comments Off

“People, they say, get the politicians they deserve. Yet surely no-one – but no-one – deserves Mr Ken Livingstone.”

(From an Evening Standard editorial in 1981. A quote as relevant today as it was then.)

Quote of the day: Ken Livingstone, on Tory girls.

January 7, 2012 Ken Livingstone, Quotes Comments Off

“Why do the Tories always get the good-looking girls?”

(Ken Livingstone reflects on an age-old fact of life.)

Quote of the day: Henry Deedes.

December 30, 2011 Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, London mayoralty, Quotes Comments Off

“Boris wins, Ken vows to fight again. And again.”

(Henry Deedes, in his predictions for 2012.)

Quote of the day: Milo Yiannopoulos.

December 4, 2011 Politics, Quotes Comments Off

“David Cameron is a horrific failure as Tory leader: he has foolishly chosen the middle ground as the area in which to do battle politically, at a time when properly Right-wing governments are being elected all over Europe. He is opportunistic and his beliefs, insofar as they can be discerned at all, are chimeric and fatuous.”

(Milo Yiannopoulos.)

Gilligan warns against complacency.

November 29, 2011 Boris Johnson, London mayoralty, Quotes Comments Off

“Yet there is also a danger for Boris. The two key risks to his re-election are that the economy tanks and that his supporters become complacent.”

(It’s no Churchillian quote, but Andrew Gilligan rightly warns against complacency. With still more than five months to go, Boris hasn’t even nearly sealed the deal yet. If any of his backers think he has, I will personally hunt them down and force them to watch a video of Neil Kinnock’s Sheffield Rally.)

Quote of the day: Ed Balls.

November 22, 2011 Politics, Quotes Comments Off

“I cry at the Antiques Roadshow. You know, when someone comes in with some family heirloom and it’s often the last bit in the programme and the expert says, ‘Do you know how much this is worth? It’s valued at X thousand pounds’. And they say, ‘I’m amazed it’s worth that much, but it means more to me than money.’ Incredibly emotional.”

(Ed Balls confirms my long-held suspicion that he’s got a screw loose.)

Quote of the day: Patrick Mercer, on David Cameron.

November 12, 2011 Politics, Quotes Comments Off

“He’s an arse. I loathe him. He’s a most ­despicable creature without any redeeming features. He’s the worst politician in British ­history since William Gladstone. We’ll sack him. We’ll get rid of him. I’ve never come across ­anyone less suited to the job in my life.”

(Tory MP Patrick Mercer is quite equivocal in his views on David Cameron.)

Quote of the day: Jason Cowley.

November 2, 2011 Ken Livingstone, London mayoralty, Quotes Comments Off

‘A Miliband adviser said to me: “A key test of Ed’s leadership is whether he’s prepared to oust Livingstone and bring in his own candidate at the eleventh hour.” That won’t happen. But nor will the grumbling stop. Once again, Labour is heading into an election with a candidate the party knows cannot win.’

(The Mirror stuns its readers by publishing a balanced and impartial article.)

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