Some at Westminster seem to think that David Cameron is likely to stand aside half-way through the next Parliament if he secures a second term in office for the Conservatives next year – I mentioned the notion briefly in my column. The idea is bubbling away, and deserves unpacking. Quite why Dave's plans are attracting [...]
A tax-cutting budget to support growth — that’s the central, very Conservative message of Boris Johnson’s 2014-15 budget for London. At Mayor’s Question Time today, he bombarded members with all… Continue reading The post Mayor’s Question Time: Boris’ budget day appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A Christian organization in London is calling foul after the city's transportation network Transport for London (TfL) refused to display the group's controversial ad. The group says the Mayor Boris Johnson,... Read Full Post
A London Christian organization, The Core Issues Trust, was infuriated when now mayor Boris Johnson (right) banned a series of gay conversion therapy advertisements which had appeared on public transportation. Johnson, able to exact the ban because of his position...
Local legend Boris Johnson has unveiled his support for the redevelopment plans being tabelled for one of Londons most iconic skate parks. Management and owners of the Southbank Centre building are keen to push forward with their plans to redevelop the building which was once described as “the most vibrant arts centre in the country”. Show More Summary
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The mayor of London proposes to fund the controversial purchase in case of future riots One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:44 ON Thu 9 Jan 2014 MAYOR of London Boris Johnson wants water cannon ready for use on the streets of London by...Show More Summary
The US may be blanketed in freezing cold, but the UK is already preparing for what should be a hot, dry summer. Either that, or the request of London mayor Boris Johnson to distribute water cannon on the street of the capital may beShow More Summary
Boris Johnson plans to make funds available.
George Osborne’s speech on the need for £25 billion more cuts has opened up some strange dividing lines in Westminster. Labour has done exactly what the Chancellor wanted and questioned… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson sides with Osborne over more cuts…or does he? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Could the north of England do with its own Boris Johnson? In a new report out today, the IPPR think tank argues that a ‘northern voice’ is needed to lobby… Continue reading The post The North of England needs its own Boris Johnson appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Sun on Sunday’s story this morning that senior Tories have opened talks with Boris Johnson about a campaigning role for the Mayor follows some advice offered by James Forsyth… Continue reading The post Tories take Spectator advice and offer Boris a campaigning role appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Battery-powered taxi set to 'revolutionise' travel in the capital with silent, pollution-free operation Video LAST UPDATED AT 13:45 ON Thu 19 Dec 2013 BORIS JOHNSON has got behind the wheel of London's new electric-powered black cab,...Show More Summary
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The new-look Barclays will stop sponsoring London’s cycle hire scheme. But there must be lots of promising potential replacements for the team at City Hall to consider. Breakingviews imagines a memo to Mayor Boris Johnson.
Boris Johnson came within a whisker of blowing up his career with one speech a few weeks ago. His critics leapt on the unwise remarks about IQ and, to quote the old Spike Milligan (I think) phrase, having got hold of the wrong end of the stick they proceeded to beat about the bush with [...]
De omnibus dubitandum est THIS week Bagehot examines the political standing of Boris Johnson, finding it to be in fine fettle. Flamboyant, popular and electorally successful, London’s Latin-spouting mayor is easily the most-discussed candidate to take the reins of the Conservative Party, when the time comes. Show More Summary
THIS week Bagehot examines the political standing of Boris Johnson, finding it to be in fine fettle. Flamboyant, popular and electorally successful, London’s mayor is easily the most-discussed candidate to take the reins of the Conservative Party, when the time comes. Show More Summary
The recent trips by George Osborne and Boris Johnson to China to champion mutually beneficial investment have been given considerable media coverage in the UK.
Boris Johnson’s Margaret Thatcher Lecture to the Centre for Policy Studies attracted attention for its remarks about IQ, but the media ignored its central thesis. The speech is against equality,… Continue reading The post Boris’s stand on equality prepares him for leadership appeared first on Spectator Blogs.