Mayor answers to London
Christmas present to Londoners
Question by John Biggs
What is your Christmas present to Londoners?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
Roger Evans (AM): I just thought in the spirit of festive generosity following Mr Biggs intervention that perhaps I should ask his demanding question for him that we missed out on, which was what is your Christmas present to Londoners, Mr Mayor?
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Are you asking Biggs or me? Obviously I have mentioned some of the things that we are doing to improve transport in London and to give people the benefit of cut price travel; the 24 hour Freedom Pass, the lower fares in the middle of the day. Above all I think what we can offer jointly, what we can offer the people of London, Biggs and I, is a respite from watching us on Mayor TV for at least a month. I think that will be heartily welcomed.
Roger Evans (AM): I do not know, Mr Major, if you recall the film The Grinch in 2000? The Grinch was a character who showed great disdain for wholesome things and was always out to ruin occasions. He bore a strong grudge against the Mayor of his local town because the Mayor was more attractive to people and had bullied him at school and was described in the song, Youre a mean one, Mr Grinch. I just wondered if there was anyone in this room who might remind you of that and if you could cheer them up by offering them any presents?
Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): This is the season of goodwill and fellowship to all men and I think it would be -- Also women, and animals and everybody else.