London mayor ‘newt’ to politics

Boris Johnson’s performance as compere at the Accountancy
Age Awards
was one of the evening’s highlights, thinks TS.

From telling the audience that Accountancy Age had delayed
the election through its coverage during the non-dom figures row, to handing
out awards in a very speedy manner, Boris had the audience, and an increasingly
sozzled TS, enthralled.

Of course, he kept away from discussing politics and in
particular the mayoral battle.

Apart from describing the current mayoral incumbent as a ‘gigantic
newt’, suggesting that spending London taxpayers’ money on the European Space
programme could only be justified if it was used to ‘propel the mayoral
incumbent into orbit’.

So, basically, he kept well away from politics. Oh, and
likening the Mayor’s London free-paper The Londoner to ‘a sort of North Korean freesheet’. Yep, apart from
those things TS didn’t think he made a political speech at all.

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