Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Boris Johnson and the bandstands

Comic writer Kathy Lette and husband Geoffrey Robertson QC attended the recent Spectator party for new London mayor Boris Johnson. Robertson had noticed all the empty bandstands in London so offered advice to Blondie – “I told him to fill the empty bandstands with brass bands and steel bands,” relates Robertson in an interview with The Argus. “Boris was quite excited with that idea.” However Lette was within earshot and crashed the conversation. “Kathy came up and said: ‘I can’t imagine you as a mayor. I think of you more as a stallion.” Robertson sighs: “His interest in the bandstands suddenly diminished.”

Notwithstanding that, get ready for Boris’ initiative on bandstands …

4 comments:

lavinia said...

Such a relief to have sanity running London

Anonymous said...

I certainly don't want to hear the racket of brass bands all over the place with idiots in their Salvation Army uniforms and their fucking wives and brats standing about like Christianity is making a comeback - fucking fucks. The bandstands could become dance arenas with skimpily clad persons setting us an example. As a 82-year-old Londoner I'm entitled to a bit of (self-)pleasuring.

Anonymous said...

Surely I can't be the only Arcati reader who finds brass bands always bring tears to her eyes? Come on, speak up!

Did Mr 'Eighty Two' see the Dispatches programme on TV last night re Christian fundamentalists ruling parliament? Now THERE'S FRIGHTENING - the Salvation Army, conversely, are pussy cats and good guys/girls, who deserve to be stroked in recognition of their genuine good works.

Anonymous said...

Good anecdote, I'll pinch that. Shows how politics gets done. Go to a media party, bend an ear, hey presto!