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Cameron gives mayor extra responsibility

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

Boris Johnson denied UK cabinet seat

Johnson to devote attention to final year as mayor of London, attend senior ministerial meetings.

London’s cycle hire scheme finally gets an official iPhone app

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

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 […]

Election podcast special: 48 hours to go

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.

This New Yorker is Already Mayor of London But Is He the Future Leader of the U.K.

Voters love the eccentric Boris Johnson but is he just a bit too "happy-go lucky" to be Prime Minister

Boris Johnson Looking Over Cameron’s Shoulder

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Boris Johnson comes to the defence of ‘the Crosbinator’

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.

Boris Johnson stumps for election seat

London Mayor insists his priority is to get Cameron re-elected.

'Nonsense': London Mayor Denies Claims of Future Conservative Leadership

London Mayor Boris Johnson denied media reports on Sunday that the UK Conservatives' donors wanted him to take over the party.

Boris Johnson could be the UK's next Conservative Prime Minister — here's his career in pictures

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

Boris hits the campaign trail — and admits being Tory leader would be a ‘wonderful thing’

The Tories’s not-so-secret weapon has finally been deployed. Boris Johnson hit the campaign trail with David Cameron today, solving a jigsaw puzzle and painting with some children (above) and exuding… Continue reading The post Boris hits the campaign trail — and admits being Tory leader would be a ‘wonderful thing’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris’s London legacy

3 months agoArts : Night and Day

Overseeing Boris Johnson’s futuristic office, with its spectacular view of the increasingly culinary skyscape of the City of London with its Gherkins and Cheesegraters, is a bust of Pericles, distinctive… Read more The post Boris’s London legacy appeared first on The Spectator.

Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy?

Are the Tories throwing dead cats into the election debate? This question only makes sense if you recall Boris Johnson’s 2013 description of a strategy deployed by an ‘Australian friend’… Continue reading The post Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

London mayor jokingly endorses Bloomberg as successor

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

London Mayor Boris Johnson, in a tongue-and-cheek Facebook posting, endorsed Michael Bloomberg.

Could Bloomberg Become Mayor of London?

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Boris Johnson, the current London Mayor, wants it to happen. But Bloomberg’s New York deputy mayor tells the Daily Beast there’s ‘no chance’ his former boss wants to preside over a second city.

London Mayor and Parliamentary Contender Boris Johnson Defends Capitalism as a Moral Mission

3 months agoNews : Vice News

Polls suggest the floppy-haired Eton-educated classicist is the people's unlikely preference to succeed David Cameron as the next Conservative prime minister.

Lightness of Being

In this opinion piece for The Times David Aaronovitch describes Boris Johnson as having a 'lightness of being' and by seeming not to act as a normal politician, there's no doubt that the London Mayor cuts through the widespread anti-politics mood of the nation. Show More Summary

The slow train to an accessible London

3 months agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

Boris Johnson has announced a £75m fund to install lifts at London Underground stations over the next 10 years. But how do you update a Victorian underground railway system?

Morons at Work

Boris Johnson, the London Mayor wrote a timely article in The Telegraph the other day in which he lambasted the 'moronic demolition of the past' by the Islamic State (IS) while also taking aim at those who argue their is some moral equivalence between those fighting 'for' and 'against' this barbaric form of religious fascism. Show More Summary

9 Things Lost or Found on Trains

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

1. LOST: Rare Buddhist scripture A Tibetan scholar was so excited to see London mayor Boris Johnson riding the Tube that he accidentally left his laptop on the train. The computer contained the lama’s life’s work: two unfinished books and nearly 1000 pages of rare 17th- century Buddhist scripture. 2. Show More Summary

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