Boris "Man of the Hour" Johnson has suggested that the decaying collieries of the North, should be posthumously re-named after Margaret Thatcher. This idea has been greeted with the same universal approval as Mr. Johnson's earlier attempts to have Oxford University and the Falkland's Port Stanley dedicated to the late Prime Minister.
Mayor Johnson's rationale for naming things after beloved leaders is simple - if they made a "significant change" to people's lives then they deserve to be honoured. In the same spirit , he hopes to rename Coventry "Luftwaffe-ville", London Bus Routes the "7/7 Fun Ride" and all Smith and Wesson revolvers as "Dunblane Specials".
Grieving relatives from the Hillsborough disaster, cautiously welcomed the idea of re-branding Liverpool FC as the the "Kelvin MacKenzie First Eleven". Mr. Johnson went on to say: "Blah blah, flubble flubble, blah, blah blah!" Which was greeted by enthusiastic applause.