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London Mayor Boris Johnson

Monday, June 11, 2012

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, talks about how London became one of the most exciting and influential places on Earth. In Johnson's Life of London, he tells the story of his city and the outsized characters—famous and infamous, brilliant and bizarre—who have shaped it.

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Comments [6]

Anne Mendelson from North Bergen

Listening to Boris Johnson explain Geoffrey Chaucer is not unlike getting a lesson in Shakespeare from the king and the duke in Huckleberry Finn.

Jun. 11 2012 01:59 PM

...dare we declare, "INSUFFERABLE"?!?!?!

geezus.

zzz.

Jun. 11 2012 01:59 PM
ted from midtown NYC

Hey Boris! Thanks for mentioning the problems with London bikers! Every time bike advocates talk about how we need more bikes and how great biking is, there's never enough time devoted to the problems caused by biker. OK I admit it, walker in NYC are also crazy, but if you run into some one walking you don't get knocked over! Yeah, but good luck with NYC cops enforcing traffic laws with bikers...

Jun. 11 2012 01:45 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Boudicca "this crazed woman"......she actually was fighting against Roman occupation after they raped her daughters in front of her and made her watch...

Jun. 11 2012 01:42 PM

Sorry, good Mayor, Ms. Thatcher was a unmitigated MONSTER!!

Jun. 11 2012 01:38 PM
Lauren from NYC

Can you ask the mayor about removing the narrowboats on the Lea River in preparations for the Olympics? I read this in the Star Ledger a few years ago, and if it is indeed true, it's a great shame. The narrowboats add such character to the area.

Jun. 11 2012 01:02 PM

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