The Evening Harold considers Theresa May’s announcement that Boris Johnson has wasted more than £300,000 on water cannons that he won’t be allowed to turn on the British public:
For sale, any reasonable offer considered.
Audi, BMW and Mercedes not quite cutting it at the golf club? Try out the Wasserwerfer 9000 and water the greens at the same time ‘Springwater durch technik’.
Due to circumstances beyond my control [!] offers are invited for three much-loved water cannon, unexpectedly surplus to requirements. Very low mileage. Finished in sparkling, completely unmarked Metropolitan Police livery.
Could be delivered in time for a Reggae-based August Bank Holiday street carnival.
Inherently dangerous so would suit minor dictator with political ambition, high-functioning sociopath or Alton Towers.
Interested? Then contact:
Mayor of London
London SE1 2AA
(Note change of address from 2019: 10 Downing St, London SW1A 2AA)
Source: For sale: Water cannon. Genuine reason for sale | The Evening Harold
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Can’t he use it on benefit claimants, Iain Duncan Smith might want it as he has piled on the sanctions against the unemployed a good water drenching might be the next step.
One total mug of a previous owner.
all I can do is laugh at that stupidity and arrogance, it not like he wouldn’t have known really what fatalities they have caused and why Germany was selling them, but the stupidity that he thought he could get away with using them here despite that knowledge.
It was the Met police that wanted them.
2.5. Furthermore, the Met has not made a convincing case that water cannon are an appropriate tactic for London. It has not convinced us that water cannon’s tactical limitations have been adequately addressed. As discussed with Sir Hugh Orde, water cannon have limitations that could be exacerbated in London:
“They are a complicated bit of equipment. They are big. They weigh tons. They do not move quickly and in fact, when they do move, they take a lot of stopping, rather like a fire engine. They weigh a lot, so it is not something that can whizz around any city. They would not whizz around London.”12
12 Police and Crime Committee, 4 February 2014
It’s only our money!
Perhaps if he was made to repay out of his own money – but then accountability has never been a politicians strong point has it – and don’t expect any improvement when he returns to parliament, only the figures will increase!
Do you think he’d swap for my Karcher pressure washer?
I don’t know. Ask him?
Isn’t George Galloway doing this job yet? ….Got to get rid of this clumsy buffoon who’s played on his idiocy for a cover whilst using the position for is his own private interests.
Oh dear Boris has dropped another one! Great Buffoon! If he wasn’t so funny he’d be dangerous! My god he is dangerous.