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Boris Johnson grilled on integrity ahead of TV documentary - "Cleaners at the Beeb are still mopping him off the walls"

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ElBurroSinNombre Fri 29-Mar-13 12:06:52

Anyone who has had a life will have done something at sometime that they are ashamed of. The three charges aimed at Boris were;

Made something up as a journalist - so what, don't they all.
Lied to Howard about affair - Boris denies this but if true so what - none of Howard's business
Agreed to supply address of journalist to Darius Guppy so said journalist could be beaten up - agreed but didn't supply address so no harm was done.

These three things are hardly a big scandal and none of them are against the law. IMO this does not make him a 'nasty piece of work'. If this is the extent of the skeletons in Boris's closet then I would say he has nothing to worry about.
Having watched the recent documentary about him I think he is very cunning - cultivating the image of a buffoon whilst at the same time being very driven.

somebloke123 Wed 27-Mar-13 15:31:05

Boris is of course fair game and responded quite well I thought by appearing to defend Mair, on the grounds that it is "the constitutional duty of the BBC to attack nasty tories".

But calling someone a nasty piece of work is not necessarily the same as exposing them as one. A lot of this stuff is well known and quite a few years old now.

And also I wonder whether Mair or his BBC colleagues would/have ever verbally abuse Labour or Liberal types in this way. I doubt it.

aquashiv Tue 26-Mar-13 13:55:50

The guy is a skilled manipulator of the press. I would say he is more popular than ever now after this docu. He even congratulated Mair on his interview style - genius turnaround got to hand it to him really.

ttosca Sun 24-Mar-13 23:30:16

lol - well, I'm assuming MN'ers have enough sense to know the difference between wanting to bed someone and wanting them to be mayor. ;)

meditrina Sun 24-Mar-13 14:23:37

Not sure that's how he came across!

Did to see this morning's thread on Boris, baby oil and marshmallows?

ttosca Sun 24-Mar-13 13:55:36

Boris Johnson exposed on BBC for the nasty piece of work he is:

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