Calling all Londoners
February 24, 2008
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Elections for London’s mayor and local assembly are 1 May (sorry, anyone who doesn’t live in our glorious capital – I’ll get back to blogging about cats very soon). So I thought I’d remind you to register to vote by 18 April because it’s very important that we don’t end up with Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. That’s Mayor of London, not Mayor of The Beano. Even though I think polls don’t exactly show Johnson leaping ahead, and even though the London voting system is probably skewed towards Ken (it’s the first and second preference voting system, kids – so you can vote for Paddick or Berry and when your first choice gets discounted because they’ll never get anywhere, your vote can be transferred on), I still get very antsy about even the teeny possibility of that twattish buffoon becoming Mayor.
I can imagine some people thinking it would be ‘a laugh’ to vote for Johnson, but to have a man who only shows up in Parliament half the time, is far less involved with and representative of London than the other main candidates (Henley? He can kiss my south-east London arse) and whose only remarkable quality is the exceptional bendiness required to get his foot into his mouth with such regularity, as Mayor would just be an embarassment. So. Register to vote. And then vote. Make damn sure it doesn’t happen. Unless you plan to vote for Johnson, in which case you can go here.
* picture from Cute Overload