With his wild white hair and wacky personality, Johnson is a rather eccentric fellow. As such, it’s probably unsurprising the British public sought to exploit that by assaulting him with a barrage of queer questions during his #AskBoris session on Twitter.
Sure, there were a few people who were generally interested in BoJo’s plans for transport, housing and other political affairs, but they were largely silenced with comparisons to Sugar Puffs’ Honey Monster and queries about Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson.
First, a moment for the valiant social media soldiers to secure answers to genuine queries relating to London government policies.
watch this space! chancellor was v encouraging two weeks ago. build the movement ! #bettertrainsforlondon #askboris @Blandiblub — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
massive new signalling programme means more trains per hour…extension to battersea begins this december!! #askboris @thegbateman — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
now 516 companies pay …was 23 when we began…MUCH MORE TO BE DONE FOLKS. working on a major retailer now #askboris @Guy_Stallard — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
yes that is our whole plan. Look at our first steps programme – so far we have helped 40,000 #askboris @Singhatron — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015Read more on Boris Johnson:
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With some of the serious stuff out of the way, Real Business has pulled together a medley of the most unusual questions directed at the mayor – some of which he actually answered.
not immediately but westfield plan to build one of the biggest uk ski centres in east london #askboris @richardhammcnd — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
Come on!!. This city is seeing big falls in Nox and Co2 and PM10s and PM2.5s. we are planting 1000s of trees. #askboris @AsTallAsHerEyes — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
indeed i have – at the ministry of sound and with ulrika jonssson . it was sensational. #askboris @le97andrews — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015
we need to crack down hard on illegals – not fair on everyone else, and we need to sort out welfare. #askboris @jamesifraser — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015Even businesses started to capitalise on the hashtag, which is currently trending.
#askboris @MayorofLondon – ever driven a Lexus #TheOnlyWayIsLexus — Lexus Woodford (@Lexus_Woodford) March 23, 2015
Hi @MayorofLondon would you like a London manicure? #askboris #london ud83cuddecud83cudde7 pic.twitter.com/Fe9vbLusl1 — Elsie’s Nails (@elsies_nails) March 23, 2015
We’re one of the best pizza places in town just #askboris ! — Pizzeria Oregano (@PizzeriaOregano) March 23, 2015TV shows were next.
am mega clarkson fan but if a vacancy wd def let my name go forward. #askboris @asabenn — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015Having declared he’s a lover of BBC veteran Clarkson, who has been suspended following a steak-based fracas with a colleague, BoJo declared it was time to wrap things up.
…and on that bombshell, I’ll be back for another #askboris very soon. Thanks for taking part. — Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) March 23, 2015But Twitter wasn’t quite ready to let go…
Are you my long-lost twin? #askboris pic.twitter.com/CNKKzMdqlL — The Honey Monster (@HoneyMonsterUK) March 23, 2015
#askboris WOULD YOU RATHER FIGHT 1 HORSE SIZED ED MILIBAND OR 100 ED MILLIBAND SIZED HORSES — TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 23, 2015
Do you brush your hair with an angry cat? #askboris — Lord Skip VC (@LordSkipVC) March 23, 2015
Do you concede people voting for you as Mayor was a joke which backfired? A bit like asking the weird kid at school out #askboris — Vicki O (@ThePodd) March 23, 2015The British inquisition continues as #askthechancellors has also started trending on Twitter. By Zen Terrelonge
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