30 August 2008

The Greening - and Maturing - of Boris

Despite previously attacking the Kyoto Protocol - which regulates international carbon emissions - as "pointless" and saying that anxiety over climate change was "partly a religious phenomenon" Johnson now admits that the 2006 Stern review on the issue had convinced him of the need to act. "When the facts change, you change your mind," he said.

How many senior politicians would dare say that (hello ID cards, hello Gordon)? I predict that we will see far less of the buffoonish Boris, and much more of this grown-up, sensible Boris in the future. Future PM, anyone?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

keep on with the frighteners Boris. Could,should and might are all good for the manufacturers of wind mills,gas boilers and other bankrupting useless products.Inflatable dinghies for each household should be compulsarily provided by local councils.
A Buffoon can change his mind -cant he?? p

The Open Sourcerer said...

Glyn, I agree wholeheartedly.

Much of the criticism of Boris is based on his (finely crafted?) outward appearance. However inside that buffoonesque exterior there is clearly an astute and highly intelligent core.

He has something "in spades" that most other politicians (in the UK at least) would love to have even a smattering of - a personality.

I saw a television programme on the beeb recently where he traced his family history; it went back to George II amazingly. He came across as a perfectly decent chap with a good sense of humour and the ability to laugh at himself. If only we had more politicians like this.

Unfortunately, I guess the majority of people with these attributes steer well clear of a political career for rather obvious reasons.

glyn moody said...

Absolutey. Most of our politicians are just so *grey*....

Max Randor said...

He might be behaving better, but he is still the Clown of London.
He should have realised long before the Stern Review that things needed to be done. He deserves praise for taking his head out of the sand - but what was it doing there?

glyn moody said...

Well, better late than never: as far as I can tell, there are still quite a lot of people who have problems accepting the seriousness of the situation; alas, some of them are even running large countries, never mind cities....

Anonymous said...

That is the trouble. Most of them do not have any training for the job and couldnt run a sweet shop. Nice non contributary pensions and perks tho. Perhaps they are not so daft. p