Westminster blog The Conservative Woman has run a scathing op-ed on Tory leadership hopeful and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, claiming that he would spell the end of the Conservative Party as we know it. Addressing the apparent pact...Show More Summary
Credits: Studio Octopi Alt Text: Temple Baths in the Thames Designs for a swimming pool floating off the Victoria Embankment have Boris Johnson's backing One-Minute Read Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:10pm Plans to bring wild swimming to...Show More Summary
August is supposed to be quiet in the Westminster village. Of course it is not always so, as we have been reminded by the marking of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Events of the last couple of weeks have been nothing like that – despite the terrible events throughout [...]
Not for the last time, the Tories hope, Nigel Farage has had his well-laid plans disrupted by Boris Johnson. Last week, the Ukip leader’s team was getting ready to announce that Mr Farage is on the shortlist to stand at the general election for South Thanet, a three-way marginal where an opinion poll has suggested [...]
Replacing London's driver-operated buses with driverless vehicles would provide large cost savings as part of a "paradigm shift" in the way people travel, according to a controversial passage in a document published by Boris JohnsonShow More Summary
Walter Olson The intelligence and entertainment value of national British politics are likely to rise now that Boris Johnson, the euro-skeptical, cosmopolitan Conservative mayor of London, is looking to re-enter Parliament. A steadyShow More Summary
As we noted in an earlier post, London Mayor Boris Johnson's intervention on the UK's future relationship with the EU set out a list of policy objectives that go well beyond what David Cameron has so far proposed. They noticeably set...Show More Summary
Why we should be sceptical about all Boris polling For those like me who love watching political battles the ongoing tussle for the Tory leadership between Boris Johnson and George Osborne will be a pleasure to behold. Both have their strong points and both, it is said, have set their hearts on being Dave’s successor. […]
What follows is an extended response to a timely and justified criticism from Mr Wylie in the ‘Boris Johnson’ thread. Mr Wylie asked : ‘Recently Mr Hitchens commented on the courage of one of his readers for his willingness to...
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, announced yesterday that he’s most likely going to stand for the British Parliament in the 2015 general election. So what, you might be wondering? Another politician breaking their word (Johnson has said countless times that he would not run for Parliament next year). Another well-educated, middle-aged conservative male trying to further […]
Since London Mayor Boris Johnson announced he was running for Parliament everyone seems to agree he is the great hope for the Conservative right: a man with genuine executive experience who is unashamedly Thatcherite in his world view. Show More Summary
Your opinion on London Mayor Boris Johnson and his efforts to tackle extreme air pollution in London may vary. I’ve seen many good efforts by Boris to improve air quality in London, but I’ve also seen strong criticism, with statements that he isn’t doing nearly enough. Show More Summary
Yesterday’s news that London Mayor Boris Johnson is to run for Parliament in 2015 was greeted with widespread delight amongst Conservatives, including Prime Minister David Cameron. His move would seem inexplicable without reading polls that show 20 percent of UKIP voters would consider voting Conservative with Boris as leader. Show More Summary
Just how many deputies does Boris Johnson have?
Credits: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: London Mayor Boris Johnson addresses supporters at a Conservative Association in Ealing Johnson is after PM's job, with a kitchen cabinet and war chest in place, according to Mail commentator Column The...Show More Summary
Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday BORIS ‘IN LINE TO BE BUSINESS SECRETARY’ Boris Johnson is in line to be appointed Business Secretary if the Tories win the election, says the Daily Telegraph. Show More Summary
Much has been made of the news that Boris Johnson intends to return to parliament at next year’s general election. The announcement, made in the Q&A session after his speech… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson lays down the gauntlet to David Cameron appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
So Boris Johnson is standing for parliament next year, triggering speculation about what would happen if David Cameron lost the election. Could we have Ed Miliband as prime minister, followed… Continue reading The post Ukip need not fear Boris Johnson appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has suggested a contentious solution to the UK's immigration problems: copy the system operating in the United States of America. He made the suggestion in the face of major problems in Calais that have seen thousands of illegal immigrants amassing at the ferry port waiting to illegally cross to the UK. Show More Summary