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Mr Angry

Not very good at all, but then none of Boris' literature has been all that if you actually read it.

Sadly it is indicative of the very poor approach to party literature that has been permeating the party of late, an approach that says it is the quality of the paper and the brightness of the colours that counts, not what it actually says. Is there nobody amongst the teenagers on Boris' campaign team who can manage to write hard hitting clear English that can be read and understood by the average Sun reader as well as the silver spoon classes?

Sophie Fernandes

A stark contrast to Kens dull literature.

Bright, appealing and clear in what it wants to say.

Will it be enough to win the Lib Dem and Greens second preference votes though?

LondonLX

I think it's good.
Mr Angry points out that the text isn't that great - seems ok to me, but I think anyone that really reads it already knows the issues and so the quality of the paper and the pretty colours say just as much as the words. That's just how people are.

Neil Martin

A bit wordy but I suspect that, at this stage, someone has taken a decision that key, simple to understand policies need to get as much exposure as possible to counter suggestions of being policy and ideas light, which should also tackle the notion of inexperience.

Is there something on the back?

griswold

Excellent. To the point. And relevant.

Mr Angry just read the para headings. Not many will bother with the words below.

Rob

On the whole, it's fine.

It does, however, pick up on one of my biggest annoyances about Ken's reign - the issue of single tube fares having gone through the roof - but I don't see any mention of positive action about it in the reasons to vote for Boris.

The cost of single ticket on the tube, for those of us who are infrequent users and don't want an Oyster card is nothing short of obscene.

Phil Whittington

Is Mr Angry trolling us by any chance?

Boris's literature is among some of the best I've seen.

Happy Tory

The issues are spot on, and just what people are saying or responding positively to on the doorstep. The red side is a good mirror of Labour's normal literature, and successfully manages to look old fashioned. The colourful Boris side looks professional, focused, but also cheerful. And the top four are about crime/behaviour, then the fifth cronyism. Crime/behaviour and cronyism/power hungriness are the things that people are talking about. I think it's good.

spin girl

Did they test the "8 years under" facts?

Wouldn't it be better to have some broader criticisms, e.g. the British Crime Survey showing a rise in crime since the last election, congestion on the roads (at least in the C-charge zone) and on the tube at the highest levels ever seen, etc.

Teenagers and single tube fares are slicing Livingstone's sorry record awfully thin.

The colour is also rather confusing. I thought the black and white in the PPB was effective at making him look more serious.

YMT

Was just at New Cross Gate station to catch a train and two people were handing out leaflets for Livinstone.
Here was their line when handing out the leaflets. "Vote Ken if your Black, Ethnic minority, Trade Unionist or a Student." It was disgusting.

londoner

Re YMT at 20:03:

Pretty much totally counterproductive I should think. There will be lots of people at New Cross Station who are in none of those categories who will be alienated, plus lots who are in the categories who would regard it as patronising. If they are there again, would YMT be able to record it on a phone or something and put it on you tube?

I cannot for the life of me see what being a student has to do with it. I know Livingstone's "Labour" branding is very weak, but Livingstone is from the party that has jacked up tuition fees and piled on debt to very high levels for anyone who is not getting parental support.

John

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Boris Johnson speech "This guy is fumbling all over the place".

Jeremy Paxman asked Boris Johnson 12 times how much his new fleet of buses would cost and Boris had no idea.

The killing of seals: Boris Johnson "The Canadian fisherman has as much right to go out clubbing as the average British 18-year-old"

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - St. Francis of Assisi

"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." - Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher

"I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground." Abraham Lincoln

When you take a good look at Boris Johnson one comes to realise his greatest aptitude is that of a fumbling comedian therefore in the years to come let us hope that the people of London do not come to regard all that he did to be a joke.

Clearly, he has no compassion or pity for any of God's creatures. 270,000 infants seals have been targeted to be battered to death by brutal fishermen that attack not only such helpless creatures but any journalists documenting the slaughter. A report written by Danny Penman stated: "Six trucks then chased us across open fields and sand dunes and repeatedly smashed into us. Other fishermen pelted us with bricks and rocks. Several vehicles, including mine, were written-off in the series of attacks."

Any man worth his salt would have criticised such acts of barbarism, I’m afraid Boris Johnson, exemplified the most disagreeable traits of his profession. Furthermore he is reminiscent of a cold metal stick the only difference is that a poker gives off the occasional signs of warmth.

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