Band describe Johnson as 'smug' and 'self-satisfied'
Foals have voiced their disappointment at Conservative MP Boris Johnson‘s recent win in the London mayoral election.
In a MySpace bulletin keyboardist Edwin Congreave slammed Johnson, joking that he was only elected because of his distinctive blonde hair.
“We’re flying back to London from New York,” he wrote. “The jet lag is one thing, but the fear that we’ll be flying into a city that isn’t so much a newly fascist city-state than one big gilded joke of a newspaper column made rotten flesh [is another].
“Boris ‘Picaninny’ Johnson, we salute you – sort of like we’d salute any smug, self-satisfied old Etonian holding a statute-book to our heads. Congratulations and good luck with the Olympics.
“At least when California elected a clown as governor they elected one who’d made his name as a muscle-man [Arnold Schwarzenegger]. Boris appears to have been elected simply because he has blond hair.”