Babyshambles: ‘Boris Johnson won’t be Mayor Of London for long’

Drew McConnell speaks out on Rise Festival changes

Babyshambles Drew McConnell is taking on London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The bassist had harsh words for the new incumbent after he dropped an anti-racist component from the annual Rise Festival.

The event had previously being organised in conjunction by former mayor Ken Livingstone, the National Assembly Against Racism and trade unions.

Speaking about Johnson apparent dropping of the anti-racism element, McConnell declared: “Boris Johnson may try to strip the Rise Festival of its anti-racism message, but its very essence always has and always will be anti-racist.

“That Johnson has such authority is horribly wrong and we as Londoners are taking note. He won’t be Mayor for long.”