In the slow lane of early January, where the word sluggish is an insult to slugs; the news that Liverpool’s Mayor is demanding an apology from professional buffoon masking unpleasant agenda London Mayor Boris Johnson over claims that London was far more important in the making of the Beatles than their home town Liverpool.
What would be more entertaining would be to see the two portly gentlemen scrap it out in the ring UFC style.
The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, has branded Boris Johnson a “fool” over remarks the Mayor of London made about The Beatles.
Johnson claimed that it was London, not Liverpool, that propelled the fab four to international fame and success during a controversial speech given in December at the London School of Economics.
In the NME Anderson demands an apology from Johnson, stating:
“Boris has already made a fool of himself with comments about Liverpool – both on Hillsborough and in accusing the city of “wallowing in pity” for holding a memorial service for British hostage Ken Bigley, who was beheaded in Iraq. These were obviously more serious issues than popular music, but nevertheless it’s another embarrassing gaffe by him, which he’ll have to apologise for.”
Johnson was forced to apologise to the people of Liverpool in 2004 after he wrote a controversial article for The Spectator about Liverpool FC and the Hillsborough disaster.