Boris’s Bit of Bovver
Posted by jonathanfryer on Monday, 12th May, 2008
London Mayor Boris Johnson’s love affair with the Evening Standard has taken its first hard knock. In this evening’s edition of the paper, there are several photos of BoJo on his cycle (without a helmet), going through red traffic lights, failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing and cycling along a pavement area. As a Standard editorial piously, but correctly, intones: ‘Boris Johnson’s behaviour as a cyclist will [...] have to change. [...] In the interests of setting a good example, not to mention keeping within the law, the Mayor should mend his ways.’ Send that boy to the headmaster’s office, for six of the best. Ouch! Oh cripes!
At least BoJo didn’t have a limo following behind, carrying his briefcase and a pair of clean shoes. So he is not an environmental hypocrite, unlike someone who shall remain nameless (because toffs don’t sneak on each other, do they?). Crikey, no.