The outstanding heroism of LCpl Joshua Leakey, the youngest para in the unit, meant he won a VC this week, the only living soldier this century to do so.In August 2013, under fire from 20 Taliban insurgents, enemy bullets thumped the ground as he sprinted down a steep, rocky hill in southern Afghanistan to tend the wounds of a comrade, a US Marine Corps officer.
Two British machinegun positions and a mortar site were also pinned down by Taliban fire. Radio communication was poor, adding to the confusion, but Lance Corporal Leakey’s bravery spurred other soldiers to win what felt like a losing battle, his VC citation said. Continue reading
Are George Osborne and our PM brave enough and unselfish enough to do what it will take to save this country? That is the bottom line now.The choice could not be clearer. Either they bring forward the date of the Mayoral election, freeing Boris Johnson to devote himself body and soul to the campaign, or they hedge their bets. The result will be another weak coalition and the country destroyed, torn apart by warring factions and the appalling decisions of minor parties, using their clout to impose wacko policies. Nick Clegg is a luxury the UK simply cannot afford. Continue reading
Posted in National
Tagged Alex Salmond, boris johnson, coalition, David Cameron, GE15, George Osborne, Greens, Marxist Labour, mayoral election, the Telegraph, the Times, YouGov
The latest YouGov poll has shown that Boris Johnson is seen as doing a good job by 3 times more voters than think the opposite.
The Times reported today “David Cameron is facing calls to place Boris Johnson centre-stage in the election campaign amid mounting concerns among senior Tory figures that the party needs a more positive message. Continue reading
The only points that Natalie Bennett scored for the interview with Andrew Neil were for turning up. As far as the interview was concerned, she was absolutely massacred. The interview started with Bennett’s 280 billion spending plans. As Neil pointed out, the Greens’ plans to pay for that only amounted to 8 billion. That was the high point. Things went downwards from there.
By the end of the interview, Andrew Neil had the same stunned, poleaxed look Boris Johnson gets after a conversation with Green Jenny Jones. So lost was Bennett in dealing with Neil’s incisive questions, in the end, her only recourse was to refer him continually to the Greens’ future website. It was loony toons. Continue reading
Gandalf says: “Gandalf the Grey! That was my name! Gimli, emotionally: Gandalf!
Gandalf: “I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.” The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings Trilogy.At first. it was business as usual, with Boris making a hilarious joke to flatten John Biggs that Ken Livingstone wacked up fares immediately after the election, but now like Trotsky, he has been expunged from the photographs. Then suddenly, things got serious. For once the jokey, laconic barrier came down and the real Boris Johnson burst through. Continue reading
It is Robert Mugabe’s birthday and Boris Johnson discusses the part of Tony Blair and Labour in the launching of his regime. Boris begins: “ I cannot imagine that anyone in his right mind would actually want to go to the 91st birthday party of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, which takes place this Saturday.It promises to be an event of truly spectacular moral ugliness. While his people are starving, the ancient despot will convoke 20,000 cronies at a kind of golf club-cum-safari lodge near the Victoria Falls. In scenes reminiscent of the more disgusting and luxurious behaviour of the emperor Commodus, he will cause various exotic beasts to be slaughtered for the feast.
Posted in International
Tagged boris johnson, Claire Short, Congo, Hitler of Africa, Labour, Lancaster House Agreement, Margaret Thatcher, racist tyranny, Rhodesia, Robert Mugabe, Tony Blair, Zimbabwe
In the Sun today, Boris said:
“IT’S pots and kettles time. I don’t especially blame Ed Miliband for trying to avoid tax, as he did in the case of his father’s house.You may remember that when the veteran Marxist Ralph Miliband died in 1994, he left his swish Primrose Hill house to his wife Marion.
The two Miliband brothers and their mother then together agreed a so-called “deed of variation”, so that each brother was given 20 per cent of the value of the house.
There can have been only one possible purpose to this manoeuvre. Continue reading