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#AskBoris: The most ridiculous questions Boris Johnson faced on Twitter

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23 March 2015

Former deputy editor

If London mayor Boris Johnson or his team thought for a moment that his Twitter Q&A session today was going to provide anything other than an opportunity for mockery and trolling, they were largely mistaken.

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.

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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.

Even businesses started to capitalise on the hashtag, which is currently trending.

TV shows were next.

Having 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.

But Twitter wasn’t quite ready to let go…

The British inquisition continues as #askthechancellors has also started trending on Twitter.