Boring Boris, was my prediction at the Pro London debate earlier in the year, and Boring Boris is what’s getting some of the froth-prone contingent on the right of sensible wing of the Conservative Party worked up recently. Take this from ConservativeHome owner Stephan Shakespeare (no, really, please take it, I don’t want [...]
If one seeks office in this country, it is as well to sharpen up one’s bargaining techniques because these people are no patsies. I fear that a life in the wilderness has left the hon. Gentleman with his customary good nature, but without that instinct for the jugular which so defines the Government, whom it is [...]
Whenever we write an article pointing out how unpleasant Andrew ‘Sockpuppet’ Gilligan is, he smears us in the paper, usually accompanied by a mind-boggling degree of psychological projection There’s no such thing as bad free publicity Therefore Andrew ‘Sockpuppet’ Gilligan smells [twiddles thumbs] [waits for next Gilligan article]
BTW if anyone wants [...]
Another day, another TfL press release asking us to give credit to Boris for something he didn’t start. Uh-uh. This time it’s the iBus automated bus information and location system, the rollout of which is now complete across all 8,000-odd London buses:
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘I put providing Londoners with clear [...]
Turning to the Evening Standard’s webpage, there’s an interesting picture of a sad balding has-been whose world collapsed last May and whose frequent subsequent ramblings about have been increasingly shrill and out of touch. Yes, it’s Andrew Gilligan’s byline photograph, on a classic hatchet article about the Starlight Music Academy and Lee Jasper. Boris [...]
While Boris is in Davos, we turn our attention to a brewing revert-war (there’s a new phrase to me) over Mr. Andrew Gilligan’s wikipedia entry. In the blue corner, a suspiciously familar-sounding contributor calling himself ‘Sandler151′ is simultaneously making pro-Gilligan edits to this one page and refusing to allow any inference or allegation or [...]
Considering what they did to his predecessor, Boris might be worried about what Dispatches are planning on his Island scheme, but then again on that basis it might be a puff piece, we’ll just have to see, particularly if they get a certain Mr. Gilligan to present this one as well.
Also while [...]
Department of How Did I Miss That calling. There’s a TfL document (presumably rather well hidden since I haven’t seen it before) detailing the tender costs for the 38, 507 and 521 routes. This means we can finally put a true cost on the Boris Bendy Premium and nail Gilligan to the floor again. [...]
Two more articles – first Pro London cover the matter here, while Andrew Gilligan displays his big worry – that his arch-nemesis Peter Hendy and his evil Ken-worshipping coven will undermine Boris’s wonderful Routemaster with their sordid attempts to run London’s transport professionally for its users:
I know your game, Mr Hendy
One amusing by-product of the first debendifications is that they’re going to prove that Andrew Gilligan is a seriously bad journalist. Take the now notorious attack on Boris Watch and myself in which he inadvertently revealed the kennite connection:
Each bendy route was competitively tendered; each operator was also asked to tender for operating [...]
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