Boris lies through his teeth yet again.

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  1. Vladimir Illich

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    The scumbag 'nasty party' leader, used a Government press statement to launch an attack on Sadiq Khan, and in the process managed to lie yet again !!!

    Fury after PM uses Covid briefing to make ‘unprompted attack’ on Sadiq Khan

    Patrick Daly
    5 April 2021, 7:53 pm

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    Labour has criticised the Prime Minister for using a coronavirus press conference to make “another unprompted political attack” on London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

    Boris Johnson accused his successor at City Hall of “blowing” Transport for London’s (TfL) finances through an “irresponsible fares policy” after declaring that he had left them in “robust good order”.

    But Mr Khan accused the Conservative Party leader of failing to tell the truth about the capital’s budget woes, tweeting that the coronavirus pandemic and the related drop in passenger numbers was the “sole cause of TfL’s challenges”.

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    Mr Johnson’s comments – made on Monday at a press conference held at Downing Street’s £2.6 million media briefing room – come with the London mayoral election only four weeks away, a contest that Mr Khan is heavily tipped to win.

    The Prime Minister, asked about potential Government support for London’s post-pandemic recovery at the press briefing, said: “As for the finances of TfL, I must respectfully remind you that I left them in robust good order and it is not through any fault of my own that the current Labour Mayor decided to blow them on an irresponsible fares policy.

    “We’re doing our best to help them out and will continue to do so. But I’m afraid you’ve got to look at some of the decisions that were taken by the current Labour Mayor as well.

    “I hesitate to make a point like that but as you rightly draw attention to the fact that I’m a proud former mayor of London, I do think we should look at the way TfL has been run.”

    Boris Johnson made the critical comments about his mayoral successor at a Downing Street press conference about coronavirus (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
    Mr Khan tweeted a reply, saying: “The PM lied yet again from a £2.6m taxpayer-funded press conference.

    “Covid-19 is the sole cause of TfL’s challenges.

    “Before the pandemic I was fixing his mess at TfL – reducing the deficit by 71% compared to what he left.”

    A spokesman for London Labour said: “It is depressingly predictable that the Prime Minister used a press conference that was supposed to be a vital Covid update to make yet another unprompted political attack.”

    Alastair Campbell, a Labour spin doctor during Tony Blair’s premiership, said Cabinet Secretary Simon Case “needs to remind” the Prime Minister that “Government platforms cannot be used for political attack” following Mr Johnson’s outburst.

    In related news, Mr Khan has vowed to establish a London drugs commission if he wins a second term on May 6.

    He said the commission, which would be made up of independent experts from the fields of criminal justice, public health, politics, community relations and academia, would pull together the latest evidence on the effectiveness of UK drugs laws, police enforcement and support services for those with addictions before making policy recommendations.

    “It’s time for fresh ideas about how to reduce the harms drugs and drug-related crimes cause to individuals, families and communities,” Mr Khan said.

    “The commission will make recommendations focusing on the most effective laws to tackle crime, protect Londoners’ health and reduce the huge damage that illegal drugs, including cannabis, cause to our communities and society.”
  2. soulcompromise

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    Good ole TfL. The truly memorable thing about my trip to London - really - was the trains/stations. Victoria Station is huge, and the lovely BoxPark at the East Croydon station is very uber-hip!
    I don't remember the other stations, but I remember reading onboard the railway diagram - Piccadilly and all... Gave new meaning to the term underground: it means the trains, not some kind of secret warehouse party network! :D

    Well, I'm sorry there's trouble in paradise Vlad.

    It seems like every time I turn around Boris Johnson is the target of new criticism. I hope England can get by with him for awhile. When I visited, I believe it was May who led. :)
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  3. Vladimir Illich

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    Yes matey, but they're both members of the scumbag 'nasty party' - the equivalent of the rabid Republican party in the US.
  4. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    I understand they're conservatives, and agree that there is a problem in America with the republican party in general. But as far as being equivalent, it's just a little different in terms of the electorate and the social norm in England. It's my estimate that the English are traditionally more conservative; though there is a phenomenal state-sponsored health system that I'm also aware of (typically not a notion accepted by conservatives generally).

    What I'm trying to say is that it's perhaps "status quo" as it were to have conservative leadership. Here too! We have had more republican leaders than democrats.
  5. Vladimir Illich

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    A situation I bitterly resent and will do all in my power to change - hence my strong criticism of the scumbag 'nasty party' !!!
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  7. DrRainbow

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    Spend time in Greenwich SC. It's a borough full of museums.
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  8. Vladimir Illich

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    The London Borough of Greenwich in London in the uk also has a number of museums - the National Maritime Museum and the 'Greenwich' museum being just two.
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  9. DrRainbow

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    Plus the Queens House, the Royal Navel College, the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. All surrounding Greenwich Park.

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