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Mayor of London ‘working hard’ on getting an NFL team

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, conducted a little #askboris session on Twitter and one of the actually serious questions he was asked concerned the possibility of locating an NFL team in the city. Johnson’s answer? “We are working hard on a deal” with “high hopes for Tottenham in the next few years.” we are […]

Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Piers Gaveston porkies

With Lord Ashcroft’s claim in today’s Daily Mail that David Cameron once enjoyed intimate relations with a dead pig, talk has soon turned to which unnamed Tory MP was the… Continue reading The post Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Piers Gaveston porkies appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Cabbies storm London City Hall over Uber row

Boris Johnson’s war with black cab drivers stepped up a notch today. His monthly Mayor’s Question Time session was abruptly shut down after cabbies packed out the public gallery of London… Continue reading The post Cabbies storm London City Hall over Uber row appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Taxi drivers are causing chaos at City Hall after Boris Johnson called them 'luddites'

Mayor's Question Time was suspended and moved to a separate room in City Hall on Wednesday after black cab drivers protesting Uber were angered by Boris Johnson calling them "luddites." A "luddite" is a negative British word for a person who fears technology. Show More Summary

Coffee Shots: George Osborne pays a visit to Boris Johnson’s bunker

An excerpt from Anthony Seldon’s David Cameron biography claimed that George Osborne finds his Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson ‘plain annoying‘. Happily the pair put any differences aside today as the… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: George Osborne pays a visit to Boris Johnson’s bunker appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Transport for London delays Night Tube services – no one is surprised!

In a long expected move, Transport for London, the operator of Tube, bus and other transport services in the UK’s capital, announced a delay to its much heralded Night Tube. A promise of the outgoing London Mayor, Boris Johnson, theShow More Summary

Brexit 'Good for Democracy', Says Boris Johnson

As the dust settles on Greece’s position within the EU, Britain appears to be making more moves to leave it. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the public that he will renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the EU ahead of an in/out referendum in 2017.

Fraser Nelson might be too laudatory here

But isn’t it going to be just marvelous if he isn’t? For he’s talking about the state of education, the state of the state school sector. And it appears at least that the problem has finally been cracked: When Boris Johnson is asked about his education, he cheerily replies that he would like “thousands of […]

Boris Johnson sets out his blue collar Conservative manifesto

How do the Tories win over low-income workers for good? That’s the question occupying the mind of anyone seriously thinking about the 2020 election, rather than assuming that Jeremy Corbyn… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson sets out his blue collar Conservative manifesto appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

In defence of Boris Johnson’s water cannon

The spat between Boris Johnson and Theresa May over the acquisition of three second hand ones from the German police has the air of a dormitory water pistol fight that… Continue reading The post In defence of Boris Johnson’s water cannon appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hans Haacke on ‘Gift Horse,’ Gulf Labor, and Artist Resale Royalties

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Early last March, London’s Conservative mayor Boris Johnson unveiled Hans Haacke’s “Gift Horse,” the tenth commission installed on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth.

Theresa May humiliates Boris Johnson with water cannon announcement

In case the Labour leadership fracas has distracted you, there is still a Tory leadership contest going on, albeit with a slightly longer timetable. George Osborne has had a good… Continue reading The post Theresa May humiliates Boris Johnson with water cannon announcement appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What? Seriously? UK Public Free to Display ISIL Flag - London Mayor Johnson

UK residents are free to fly the Islamic State’s infamous black-and-white flag in public, London Mayor Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

Top People's Pay (20/03/15)

The Times reports that the salary of Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been increased to £144,687 which is more than the Prime Minster, David Cameron, and the London Mayor, Boris Johnson. But the big laugh is that lastShow More Summary

World's first zero-emission double-decker bus to arrive in London this year

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

London's public transport network is about to get a lot greener, with Mayor Boris Johnson announcing that the world's first purpose-built pure electric double-decker bus will hit the city's streets later this year. The announcement was...Show More Summary

London’s Boris Island Airport Blown Sky High as Heathrow Set to Expand

Plans by London Mayor Boris Johnson to build an airport in the middle of the River Thames have been blown out of the sky after an independent report suggested an extra runway for the already crowded Heathrow airport.

London Mayor Targets Solar Schools

London Mayor Boris Johnson plans to make solar schools, fitting rooftop solar panels on existing schools. This represents one of the priorities in his public sector energy retrofit program, titled RE:FIT. This ambitious program is meant...Show More Summary

Schrödinger’s referendum as Boris wants voters to vote both Yes and No to leaving the EU

Today’s Sunday Times is reporting (££) BORIS JOHNSON is preparing to call for a “no” vote in Britain’s referendum on the European Union in an attempt to extract greater concessions from Brussels than David Cameron is demanding. In a stance that puts him on a collision course with the prime minister, the mayor of London […]

London Mayor drives Formula E car

Mayor of London Boris Johnson drove a Formula E car around the Battersea Park Street Circuit ahead of this weekend's season…

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