Boris will not care about Hillingdon
LETTER writer Eric Hearn (Gazette, January 28) is absolutely correct in his assessment of Boris Johnson.
Even if he does have the welfare of Hillingdon at heart, which I do not believe, with his other commitments where will he find the time?
No, Hillingdon will be passed on to one of his underlings.
Mr Johnson is the man who pledges to use our money wisely and then spends £99.50 of public money on a taxi fare for a journey of three miles and then tells us to ride a bicycle.
This is also the man who tells us that £250,000 per year is ‘chicken feed’ but has the almighty brass neck to ask us for £52,000 to fund his election campaign.
According to his entry on Wikipedia, he has been involved in a number of about-turns from which he has always managed to wriggle out, but not without censure.
Consider if you will, the timescale – Sir John Randall gets a well-deserved knighthood and shortly afterwards decides to retire. Shortly after that Mr Johnson is the candidate for Hillingdon.
You don’t need the nose of a bloodhound to smell that sort of rat.
The truth is, as stated by Mr Hearn, this is just a stepping stone to Johnson’s ambition to reside in a certain Number 10 and for David Cameron to get another of his Old Etonian buddies onside so that he can better control him.
The selection committee of the Conservative Association had a perfectly good alternative local man who would have had the interests of Hillingdon at heart.
The one redeeming feature in all of this is we don’t have to vote for him – let’s kick his backside into touch and get someone who cares about Hillingdon and not his political ambitions.
For 62 years I have voted Conservative but not any more.
I and many of my friends, who share my views that the residents of Hillingdon are being ‘stitched up’, will be voting for whoever can convince us that they are for Hillingdon and its residents.
After all, isn’t that what MPs are supposed to do?
Some of us, have a serious attitude to life – my countenance might be described as deadpan, but it is the one I arrived with, and does not reflect the person I am!
I am not a miserable individual, and I have a sense of humour!