There’s a serious purpose to Sack Boris. Really, what we want is a decent Mayor for London and don’t want Boris Johnson to get a completely free ride in the campaign joking about with his new bus (cost to us so far £11 million for just 8 buses!).
Mayor of London is a real, full-time job, and needs proper attention paid to planning and running a huge city, But London’s citizens are starting to feel like extras in Boris’s personal promotional tour of politics and the media.
So, a few of us got together last year and started Sack Boris with the aim of having fun while also going about the important work of getting him out of that job and back on quiz shows where he belongs. We’re not backing any of the other candidates because almost all of them would be better Mayors if they won, we just want to make sure he goes.
One of the most irritating things about Boris as Mayor is how little actual effort he puts into the job, so the new Is Boris Working randomizer site is a great way of highlighting that. We love the gags that the team members have contributed so far.
Whether he’s behaving like a toddler or a toff, simply skiving or just being frankly bizarre, some of the things are actually true and others are just uncanny. Some of our favourites are:
He's making a TV documentary about his father's stamp collection.
He's starting a diary… from the point of view of an 18th century pirate.
He's making a noise like a rug.
He's apologising to Ireland, students, Papua New Guinea, Congo, Liverpool, Occupy, Portsmouth, Bognor and Norwich for insulting them.
He's writing the word 'poppycock' onto a steamed up mirror.
He's playing Wiff Waff with Sebastian Coe.
He's eating his vegetables, like a big boy.
The site is also aiming to help raise donations for our ‘Boris Isn’t Working’ billboards, which will go up on the streets in prominent locations to make sure even more Londoners get the message we need a harder working Mayor.
It’s just two days since we launched isborisworking.com to a huge response, and we’re already looking for even more ideas to make the site better, so we’ve asked people to tweet with their ideas, tagging them #borisisntworking. Please contribute your ideas!
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