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Automation and the future of Britain's underground network

London mayor Boris Johnson announced in 2013 that all ticket offices on the London Underground are to close, leading to a loss of approximately 1,000 jobs. After exploring the views of the government, the transport union and the man in the street, Fu…

Revealed: the guest list that proves that Guido Fawkes is a certified member of the Tory establishment

The great and good of the British political and media class assembled at a huge banquet at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall last night. Boris Johnson, senior ministers up to Cabinet rank, Labour grandees including Ed Miliband's most senior adviser, a billionaire Tory donor, household name journalists and famous broadcasters were all present. [...]

London Considers Ban on Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools

Nearly one in three 10-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese. London, England is making a play to ban new fast-food restaurants from opening near schools: The Evening Standard reports Mayor Boris Johnson will propose later...Show More Summary

Boris Johnson asks voters to decide if he’s a fool or just a cynic. What a choice!

Boris is at it again this morning. Revealing, that is, why he cannot be trusted with office. To be charitable, I wouldn’t trust many newspaper columnists with the keys to… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson asks voters to decide if he’s a fool or just a cynic. What a choice! appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

London mayor: City monitoring 'thousands' of suspected terrorists

London Mayor Boris Johnson says the city's security services are monitoring "thousands" of suspected terrorists, a far higher number than had previously been disclosed. "In London, we're very very vigilant and very very concerned," Johnson told The Telegraph. Show More Summary

Did Winston Churchill Enter World War II Because Of His Height? London’s Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks So

London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has recently written a book where he makes a claim about one of Britain’s most iconic figures that might ruffle a few feathers. Churchill, usually a symbol of stalwart determination and courage, is described...Show More Summary

Boris Johnson: Security Services Monitoring Thousands of Potential Terrorists in London

British security services are monitoring thousands of would-be terrorists or those perceived as a threat to Britain's security, new information has suggested. The Telegraph reports that the "thousands" number, given by Mayor Boris Johnson...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 11 Oct 2014

CAPITAL'S TERROR THREAT REVEALED Security services are monitoring “thousands” of terror suspects in London, says Boris Johnson, implying that the threat from domestic jihadists may be far greater than has previously been suggested. “In London we’re very, very vigilant and very, very concerned,” he tells the Daily Telegraph. Show More Summary

Wishful thinking: How viable is Boris Johnson’s orbital railway around London?

One of the cornerstones of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s London Infrastructure 2050 plan is a new orbital railway, designed to keep the city’s soaring population moving in the decades to come. The full cost has been valued at nearly £1.3 trillion, but…

London Underground set for fast, new driverless trains

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today revealed the designs for the New Tube for London – a fleet of 250 trains set to go into operation in the mid-2020s. The design, which pays homage to the heritage of the Underground, brings...Show More Summary

Citizens' Wealth Fund

Boris Johnson likes to play the fool, but the London Mayor has a sharp political brain as he demonstrates here with a comment piece in The Telegraph in which he calls for the creation of a Citizen's Wealth Fund to help generate economic growth. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson Signs Off Mount Pleasant Development

2 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

24% meant for affordable housing, but not that affordable.

Boris Johnson: British Prime Minister in the Making

Make a note of the name: Boris Johnson. He is mayor of London. And in a few years, he has a high chance of becoming British prime minister. In a time when politicians tend to be bland, and to believe it necessary to claim a politically...Show More Summary

Osborne, May or Johnson: who is winning the leadership race?

Credits: Leon Neal/AFP Alt Text: George Osborne, Boris Johnson and Theresa May Three politicians with ambitions to lead the Conservative party have been in action this week First Reaction Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:43pm See related: Tory...Show More Summary

Alas, poor brick

PERHAPS it was the chilling effect of Theresa May, who had just delivered a crowd-pleasing and deadly serious oration on national security. Or maybe true-blue Conservatives are just getting tired of Boris Johnson’s constant wisecracking. Show More Summary

Jokes Aside, Where Was The Conservatism In Boris Johnsons’ Speech?

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – There is perhaps no more of a popular Conservative politicians in Britain, and today Boris Johnson confirmed his status as the ultimate conference darling. But today’s speech was further evidence that just below the jokes is a man with very little real handle on the philosophy of conservatism. Show More Summary

Theresa May was a tough act for Boris Johnson to follow

Boris Johnson and Theresa May both fancy a pop at the Tory leadership and both gave speeches today that showed they were keen. That much is so well-known that it… Continue reading The post Theresa May was a tough act for Boris Johnson to follow appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris Johnson knew what his job was today: to pull the Conservative Party together

Slowly but surely, the Tories are starting to turn their conference around. After a nightmarish start, frayed nerves were calmed yesterday by a steely speech from George Osborne. And this morning the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip arrived to throw his shoulder to the wheel. Before Boris Johnson rose, David Cameron [...]

Boris Johnson versus Theresa May: only one can be the next Tory leader

"You have permission to purr," said the Mayor of London. So, of course, they did. The Tory faithful in the Birmingham ICC this lunchtime were treated to perhaps the quintessial Boris Johnson speech – a half-hour masterclass in the finely crafted line, the deft verbal jab, the magnificently inflated metaphor constructed for the sheer giddy [...]

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