London Mayor Boris Johnson urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to allow Conservative ministers to retain their place in government even if they plan to publicly support a British exit from the European Union in the upcoming referendum.
Boris Johnson is back to his old tricks, causing headaches for David Cameron. After the Prime Minister’s confused position on whether ministers should be allowed to take part in the ‘Out’ campaign,… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: ministers should be allowed to campaign for Brexit appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible.Loving Day, by Mat Johnson (Spiegel & Grau, June 2)Recent race-based satires like Paul Beatty’s The Sellout and Nell Zink’s Mislaid might prime you to expect something more antic from Johnson,... More »
In less than a year Londoners will elect the successor to Boris Johnson, but who will be the Tory candidate? I suspect the candidate will someone with a high profile, and the ideal choice, would be Lord Coe, but it is believed his future is focussed upon the IOC, so who then? Zac Goldsmith is […]
Boris has finally spoken. Intervening on his Tory colleague Cheryl Gillan, who was complaining about a lack of funding for rural public services and transport, the new MP for Uxbridge… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Harriet Harman was on fighting form in Parliament today when she responded to the Queen’s Speech. Between telling David Cameron to watch his back for Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson and… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: Simon Burns or Robert Redford? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Boris Johnson wrote an amusing and interesting piece for The Telegraph the other day on the political situation in Greece where the equivalent of 'kamikaze pilots' are now in charge of the country's government. But to govern is to choose,...Show More Summary
Uber has hit back at London Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to cap the number of minicabs operating in London. The Mayor of London wants to limit the number of minicabs operating in the city, arguing that the increase is causing more congestion, increasing air pollution, and adding to the number of illegally parked vehicles. Show More Summary
It had had a 4% Ken lead for mayor – Boris finished up 6% ahead Back in 2008 at the first Boris-Ken battle the opinion polls became an issue during the campaign. YouGov was showing Boris leads close to what happened (a 6.2% Johnson lead) while Ipsos, in its final had Ken 3% ahead. The […]
The United Kingdom should not hesitate to exit the European Union if Prime Minister David Cameron fails to secure the reforms to the bloc he is seeking to achieve, London Mayor Boris Johnson said Tuesday.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that London Mayor Boris Johnson will take part in meetings of his new cabinet and Sajid Javid will be business secretary as he promotes Amber Rudd and Priti Patel to senior government posts. Show More Summary
Johnson to devote attention to final year as mayor of London, attend senior ministerial meetings.
Cycling is definitely the fastest and most pleasant way to get around central London, and the large-scale cycle hire scheme – informally known as Boris Bikes, after Mayor Boris Johnson who launched the scheme – finally has an official app. Named after the scheme’s new sponsor, the Santander Cycles App allows users to find the nearest […]
In today’s election special podcast, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss David Cameron’s election rally with Boris Johnson today and whether the Mayor of London has been underused during the campaign. We… Continue reading The post Election podcast special: 48 hours to go appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Voters love the eccentric Boris Johnson but is he just a bit too "happy-go lucky" to be Prime Minister
Boris Johnson, the voluble mayor of London, and a Conservative candidate for Parliament, could be reincarnated as head of his party if things go badly for Prime Minister David Cameron.
Lynton Crosby has been having a rough time of late. After rumours emerged from the Tory camp that Crosby’s election strategy is falling flat, Ed Miliband appeared to score a point… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson comes to the defence of ‘the Crosbinator’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
London Mayor insists his priority is to get Cameron re-elected.
London Mayor Boris Johnson denied media reports on Sunday that the UK Conservatives' donors wanted him to take over the party.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is likely to soon be a Conservative MP once again, and if things go his way, he could be the Conservative party's next Prime Minister. Johnson is a clownish character, but he's got enviable popularity levels and is known by his first name across the UK. Show More Summary