“I’ll emphatically resist any attempt to recreate a London where the rich and poor cannot live together…We will not see and we will not accept any kind of Kosovo-style social cleansing of London. On my watch, you are not going to see thousands of families evicted from the place where they have been living and have put down roots.” (BBC News – Boris Johnson criticised for ‘Kosovo’ benefits remark)
Oh, BoJo. Every other well-spoken politician would have used at least one Nazi reference in this situation. Not you! This is why we love you. This, and the way you manage to look cute wearing those huge BBC headphones.
Speaking of rhetorical brilliance in the face of high rents, have a look at this political activist from another truly diverse city: