Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Friday, May 02, 2008

Random thoughts on Boris Johnson

'He may seem like a lovable buffoon but you know he wouldn't hesitate to line you all up against a wall and have you shot'
Jeremy Hardy

'Boris Johnson [is] known as the thinking man's idiot'
The late Humphrey Lyttleton

'He's the sort of person who 200 years ago would have died aged 30 leading a cavalry charge into a volcano'

Frankie Boyle

'People always ask me the same question: "Is Boris a very, very clever man pretending to be an idiot?" And I always say, well, "No."'
Ian Hislop

'Boris Johnson is the person to lead this country back into the 17th century'
Paul Merton



At 4:29 pm, Blogger Roobin said...

Do Marxists approve of random? I'm sure they'd approve of Boris charging into a volcana.

At 2:50 am, Anonymous USpace said...

Bloody good news! Praise the Lord! Thank God! There is hope for Londonistan. What will Red Ken do next?


absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
elect a communist

someone who will work full-time
to destroy your country



At 12:11 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Roobin - well, I'm not really in the mood at the moment to write up a Marxist analysis of Boris Johnson's politics. So while Jeremy Hardy's point could be described as Marxist, the others were not explicitly so, and so I thought random would do.

Uspace - whatever. The reality of course is that if phrases like 'Red Ken' had any basis in reality then Boris would not have won. Sadly far from being a communist Ken had become a machine politician linked to New Labour, and so he lost.


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