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Tuesday 10 July 2018 5.45pm
I find the fact Trump is coming here after all the disparaging remarks he's made about the capital more offensive than a balloon taking the piss. He brings it on himself and certainly doesn't need defending.
Tuesday 10 July 2018 6.52pm
I merely say the language and demeanour of some is disconcerting discouraging and appalling.. there is better behavior from animals
Tuesday 10 July 2018 6.57pm
Tolstoy wrote:
That's it?! Jeez. Move along nothing to see here.
On the contrary.... thetr is loads to see ths rotten condition of the so called civilized human soul!?
Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.01pm
LukeGrangeWalker wrote:
Paramount wrote:
His support of a cringeworthy balloon re USA President visit.... oh.. and can't he afford to wear a tie? Corbyn used make this flaw but rectified recently

Not sure if being tieless makes him bad at his job. I'm forced to wear on most days, so I'm 100% sure of that it doesn't. I think they're pointless. However, totally agree with you on the balloon thing....childish to the extreme.
k Thanks... also the crime has flourished under his watch
Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.03pm
Rambling Phil wrote:
Is it "supported", or merely "permitted", by the Mayor's office?
There's a big difference, and I'm not sure I'd want a mayor who took it upon themselves to prevent peaceful protest. That's the sort of thing that happens in Turkey and Russia.
Well it's a very silly amateurish balloon.. not even a decent demo or gravitas protest
Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.06pm
John C wrote:
Paramount wrote:
His support of a cringeworthy balloon re USA President visit....

He's not supporting it, he's refusing to ban it. And if some Londoners want to stick two fingers up to the most cringeworthy American president since Warren G Harding - then they should have the right to. Seems a very British sort of protest. Personally I think the best thing to do is to ignore him, which is effectively what is happening - he's not been invited to Downing Street, or Parliament, or Buckingham Palace. Perhaps the Queen could have a diplomatic cold at the last minute and send one of the grandchildren to greet him at Windsor Castle. Apparently in London he's staying for one night in the US Ambassador's mansion, secluded in 12 acres of Regent's Park - Winfield House - intrigued to note that in World War II it was used by a barrage balloon unit.
we cannot help but ignore him The likelihood for most of meeting him is somewhat remote but I would welcome the chance and opportunity
Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.09pm
Jules62 wrote:
Khan isn't 'endorsing that hilarious balloon': he's endorsing Londoner's right to express their beliefs.
Better to poke fun at an unfunny, po-faced ignoramus that to throw molotov cocktails.

As for the necktie thing, there is no dress code the London Mayor has to follow in the course of his normal working day. His predecessor looked like he had just got out of bed, yet no one was saying he was demeaning his office with his unkempt hairstyle...
Boris attempted a tie..
Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.09pm
The blimp is funny. Satire. Reminds me of Spitting Image. And Trump probably will throw his toys out of his pram over it, like the big angry baby he is. Also, there are precedents:

Tuesday 10 July 2018 7.36pm
Paramount wrote:
Thanks... also the crime has flourished under his watch

Hm, like mass shootings have "flourished" under Trump you mean of course. Trump is empowering neo-nazis and pushing psychopaths over the edge. What a legacy.
Tuesday 10 July 2018 9.49pm
Paramount wrote:
I merely say the language and demeanour of some is disconcerting discouraging and appalling.. there is better behavior from animals

Come off it, Paramount. If we really said what we think about President Trump, we'd be banned from this forum. Donald Trump is a loud-mouthed buffoon with repugnant political views and a bad hairstyle (oh, sorry - do I mean Boris Johnson?Perhaps the only difference is that Boris Johnson was educated at Eton and Oxford and Donald Trump was educated... No, the perhaps only difference is that Boris Johnson was educated.).
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