Ha ha, Boris Johnson cracks me up. First that undead haystack cancels the London public transit system’s cheap-fuel deal with Venezuela, out of some idiotic desire to punish the poor with fare hikes. Now, get a load of what he keeps on his desk–or used to:
Police have forced London Mayor Boris Johnson to hand over a cigar case belonging to Iraq’s former deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz.
The ex-MP, who obtained the red leather case from Mr Aziz’s bombed-out home while visiting Iraq as a journalist in 2003, said the situation was “stupid”.
He said: “The police have no choice but to investigate this ludicrous affair.”
Under the Iraq (UN Sanctions) Order 2003, anyone possessing Iraqi cultural property must give it to the police.
Granted, it’s not much of a “cultural property”, seeing as it’s not exactly a first edition cuneiform scroll of the Code of Hammurabi or anything like that. But it’s not rightfully his, either, and keeping such a grotesque trophy on his desk speaks of extremely poor judgment on his part.
Not, I hasten to add, that his sentiments regarding the president of Venezuela say anything better.