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Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 05/03/2021 20:25, Recliner wrote:
Arthur Figgis wrote:
On 05/03/2021 16:56, Recliner wrote:

If, by some amazing chance, we have Mayor Bailey after May,
Is that plausible, short of Sadiq Khan being filmed wearing a Dominic
Cummings fan club t-shirt while committing unnatural acts with one of
the Queen's corgis on top of the Cenotaph?

I'm aware there are people who think Khan is an ISIS-supporting
communist who is being paid by Big Cycle Path, but I don't think I've
seen anything actually pro-Bailey. And even less pro that bloke with the
social media adverts who looks like a conman from an old sitcom.

And I've only just seen the nominative determinism of the UKIP candidate.

Oh, I agree, Khan is the almost certain winner in May. But Johnson's
government will do all it can to undermine him in the next two months.
There might well be hints of better government funding for TfL if 'London
had a less wasteful mayor'.

I just wonder if there could be a brexit referendum situation. Or the
Hull council elections ages ago, when yet another Labour win was such a
foregone conclusion that no-one could be bothered to vote, except a
handful of LibDems - who then found themselves in a "dog that has
actually caught the car" position.

The "Khan to charge you £££££ to drive across the Greater London
boundary" spin seems to have got some traction on local Facebook,
mitigated by the people sharing it not knowing[1] where Greater London
actually is.

Most of the people who'd have to pay that charge don't get to vote for the
mayor, which is probably why Khan proposed it.

[1] As a general concept, rather than a usenet-style "here is a map of
coal tax posts in Middlesex which proves that those little bits of Kent
north of the Thames are actually in Cambridgeshire on alternate Thursdays".