Brockley man launches London Mayoral bid

No, calm down, we know what you're thinking, you're right, Brockley Central would make an excellent Mayor, but our paymasters at Tesco, the Department for Transport, Monsanto and NAMBLA wouldn't hear of it. We're too valuable to them as an instrument of mind control in SE4. 


So instead, another local resident has put himself forward. Peter Lee, a 72 year old police volunteer who's served at Brockley police station, has entered the fray. He shares our love of opinionated blasphemy, telling the News Shopper:

“By Christ, I’ll be known because I’ll speak out...  What the hell does Boris know about the police? I’ve got 10 years experience at a police station.”

Here's his website and manifesto.

We will follow his progress with interest.

28 comments:

mb said...

Front Desk? For the police? holding a pen? sounds like a bureaucrat. Get my vote for that alone.

(I suspect much cliping around ear holes like the good old days....but perhaps not the framing of Irish men for blowing up pubs. Like the good olds days)

mb said...

Actually he sounds quiet the lefty liberal.... I may ACTUALLY vote for him. (apart from the last point)


"A new dawn" - Mr Lee's policies
Police - Stopping mayoral interference with the Met Police, preventing cuts, no longer appointing the Met Commissioner.

Transport - Working closely with all unions trying to minimise disruption at times of crisis.

Crime - Clamping down on Blue Badge fraud by creating a special unit.

War - Keeping the pressure on politicians to bring back the troops from Afghanistan.

Transport - Freezing fares on trains and buses for at least two years.

Youth - Helping young offenders get into training.

Congestion charge - Halve it in the first year and “see what he can do” in the following year.

!!!!!! said...

Whatever you do DO NOT google NAMBLA at work.

Much frantic stabing of the 'back' button and deleting web history ensued.

Brockley Nick said...

You could click on the link I provided. That is a safe option ;)

Lou Baker said...

On the Congestion Charge alone he sounds bonkers.

And the Mayor doesn't appoint the Met Commissioner - the Queen does, on the advice of the Home Secretary (and Mayor).

xx years in the police force has not taught him that.

Lou Baker said...

On the Congestion Charge alone he sounds bonkers.

And the Mayor doesn't appoint the Met Commissioner - the Queen does, on the advice of the Home Secretary (and Mayor).

xx years in the police force has not taught him that.

Anonymous said...

Anybody who wants to be a member of the filth for free is well dodge in my books.

And the congestion charge is vital and should be extended.

The Matrix Was A Documentary But They Won't Admit It said...

Don't fall for the lizard double bluff of admitting everything but in a sarky way so no one takes it seriously, he's been taught all these tricks.

Headhunter said...

"Congestion charge - Halve it in the first year and “see what he can do” in the following year."

That's my vote gone right there...

TM said...

Ah, the joys of democracy....

It would be nice if the boundary changes make all seats marginals.

Oooops wrong thread

Anonymous said...

Only Headhunter could be a fan of the munggestion charge.

Tressilliana said...

No, surprise surprise, I'm a fan too.

Headhunter said...

Quite frankly if people wish to drive in a congested city like London, taking up a large disproportionate amount of space on the road and polluting the air that others breathe, they should be be prepared to pay, hopefully through the nose. I would prefer that motorists, often making unnecessary trips in London through congested traffic be "taxed" at a higher level than the money be raised through my council tax.

If you wish to drive in London then go ahead, it's a free country but driving in major cities should be regarded as an expensive privilege not a god given right.

AFAIC unnecessary driving in London is as anti social as going to a 4 year old's birthday party, sparking up a fat Cuban cigar and blowing the smoke across the cake and jelly into the kid's faces...

Anonymous said...

"as anti social as going to a 4 year old's birthday party, sparking up a fat Cuban cigar and blowing the smoke across the cake and jelly into the kid's faces..."

Well, that's rather put a dampener on my plans for the weekend. Suppose I'll try and get a refund for these fat Cuban cigars that I no longer need...

railey said...

Very disappointed to hear that TFL fares will go up again, 2% ontop of inflation, so approx 7% on average.

Which will mean to go to Lewisham & back on the 484 will cost 1.40each way on Oyster.
A monthly 1-2 travelcard will be £110.00. Last year you could get change from 100 quid for the same ticket.

We have seen some improvements; the rollout of countdown for buses and the arrival of the ELL but this will be painful increase nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Good, honest fare increases!

railey said...

According to reports, the bike hire scheme could have brought more money in as could the western extension of c-charge and less spent on questionable necessity of a resdesign of the routemaster bus.

So not sure these are "Good, honest fare increases!"

Headhunter said...

Exactly that wastrel Boris blew millions on his bus and in lost revenue from the CC western extension as well as the planned "gas guzzler" £25 charge which he also cancelled. Your money is now subsidising west Londoners with 4x4s as people on public transport across London including in Lewisham are unfortunately forced to put up with TfL fare hikes to make up the money spent/lost by Boris. Not to mention the fine we incurred for breaching EU safe pollution limits (paid by taxpayers).

Anonymous said...

The mung's "4x4" argument is tired, outdated and misleading. There are plenty of 2 wheel drive cars that use up lots of petrol too. The gas guzzler surcharge was a token gesture designed to win the "vegetarian, stinks of piss" vote.

Headhunter said...

Yes, there are some non 4x4 cars that burn more petrol than 4x4s but in general 4x4s create more pollution, so unless the congestion charge is itemised car by car, then this is the best solution, unless own a 4x4 or actually enjoy higher bus and tube fares...

Tressilliana said...

Brockley to Lewisham is an easy walk, unless you have mobility problems or something heavy to carry. £1.40 per bus journey is a pretty good incentive to walk or cycle instead.

Anonymous said...

Dust to dust tables, published in 2007, in other words a list showing the 'green-ness' of cars thru their lifetime, from building one to scrapping it, taking into account average use and miles show the Pious and Accord hybrid coming in at about number 25. Top green car throughout its life was the Chrysler Neon, followed by the Jeep Wrangler. The Hummer H3 came in at around number 10 I think.

Anonymous said...

looks like he's embracing twitter... @mayorforlondon Sounds perfectly sane.

kolp said...

Whilst I personally find Boris Johnson appalling, (superficial reasons) politically he hasn't completely c*cked things up.

I'm not hearing much from the rivals for the job, namely Ken Livingstone, maybe it's too early for manifesto committments (binding as they aren't) but I reckon we'll be seeing Boris' unbrushed barnet for a few years to come...

Headhunter said...

I am sure that taking into account recycle-ability etc of various car types, that some 4x4s slip into the top 20, however I would bet that MOST cars in the top 10 are NOT 4x4s (haven't seen the list though). The point we're discussing here though is pollution and emissions, that's the biggest issue affecting London when it comes to cars, the damage to buildings and health is enormous...

Danja said...

That "dust to dust" study looks to be very controversial (lots of criticism around of its very skewed assumptions).

kolp said...

For those that want to see the back of lazy buffoonery...

http://www.sackboris2012.com/

kolp said...

Check this outrageous display from our Mayor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_BJ4eT9Bdc

during London Assembly Question Time, Boris had to be slapped down as he got out of hand when caught in a corner by his obsfuscation and spiv like response to pollution, fancy putting glue on the ground to 'catch pollution', rather than tackling at source. It's like a sick joke.

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