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Snow sign of impartiality here, Boris

By April 2, 2009News

Anti-Boris blogs are cockahoop with the news today that Boris stormed out of the Transport Select Committee investigating the reponse of the Mayor and his team to the blankets of lovely snow we experienced earlier this year.
The upside? Boris described the layering of snow, grit, snow then more grit “grit-snow lasagne”, which has earned an instant entry into the Boris Quotes section.
The downside? Some very partisan members of the committee didn’t just ask question – they used it as an opportunity to dig their boots into Boris, in an episode that reminded me a little of a school playground at lunchtime.
I’m guessing Boris is a little peeved that he has to spend a good deal of time talking about inclement weather to people that plainly don’t want him there – at a time when a severe recession is kicking in and there are violent protests on the streets. Still, it’s all about priorities, eh?
Here’s the video:


  • Gillian says:

    Why Boris had to attend a Transport Select Committee to explain the economics of preparing for unusual dollops of snow is quite beyond me. Presumably the TSC knew in advance that there was going to be an unusual amount of snow and had un-mothballed snowploughs kept, free of any charge, in their own back gardens and then ordered a lack of snowfall as soon as the gritters had made their first sortie? If so, why did they not share this information in advance with the Mayor? They must be guilty of withholding information and should therefore be brought to account.

    Gillian’s last blog post..No empowerment needed in learning and qualifications

  • dave says:

    It’ s all political. So many people resent Boris’s vast popularity, this was a partisan attack, to get under his skin.

  • catherine says:

    It was great when Boris walked out! God, we love it when you’re dominant!

  • angela says:

    Unreasonable! The Mayor is snowed up to the eyeballs with work, he can’t do everything singlehanded. Londoners didn’t mind one day that transport was off the roads, lay off Boris!

  • andriana says:

    Like jostling jackals they are snapping at the heels of this Colossus. Small minded twerps, knowing Boris always sees the bigger picture, are trying to get the Mayor to lose his temper by driving him mad with petty carping and criticisms. Boris is so far above these twits, he understandably gets fedup with the low level of their ridiculous attacks. Don’t worry Boris! Nothing will shake the faith of the general public in the brilliant job you are doing for London in impossibly difficult circumstances.

  • Prestwick says:

    God, I hate it when the Labour vegetables try to pretend that they’re some kind of left wing firebrand asking the “tough questions” and being “uber smrt parliamentarians, lol” thinking that Boris would be a soft target. Well, guess what lads? Boris just walked out on your little sha-bang.

    Did you leave a tip, Labour? Because you just got served by Boris Johnson! 😀

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