This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “The Man Who Would Be Everything” [MUSIC: Seks Bomba, “The Cat” (from Operation B.O.M.B.A.)] Stephen J. DUBNER: On this week’s episode, Boris Johnson drops by to chat about being: Mayor of London; a writer; a great admirer of — and now biographer of — Prime Minister […]
I missed this 'row' over Dr Matt Taylor's, but I think I agree with Boris Johnson that making such a big fuss over the scientist's dress sense is a bit over the top. If you ask me, the best and funniest response came from a Twitter user,...Show More Summary
London's Mayor says he won't pay U.S. taxes due on his home sale, noting that worldwide taxation is 'outrageous.' Is the IRS listening?
The latest in the popular thread: You kicked off your discussion with Boris Johnson nominating Kingsley Amis’ Lucky Jim. I think it’s worth pointing out that Amis had his own nomination: Perhaps Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis, which starts with the hero waking up to find he has turned into a man-sized cockroach, is the […]
The NFL has a powerful ally in London: the mayor. London Mayor Boris Johnson performed the coin toss before Sunday’s Cowboys-Jaguars game, and he said Wednesday on Late Show with David Letterman that he thinks there’s an enormous appetite for the NFL in London. “It’s fantastic, and I can’t tell you how overjoyed people of…
In 1999 the News of the World offered Lloyd Evans £5,000 to destroy Boris Johnson’s career. Here’s the story… NOW it can be told. A couple of months ago — following… Continue reading The post I stitched up the Fake Sheikh appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A Dish reader flags the above video, in which Boris Johnson nominates Kingsley Amis’ famous account from Lucky Jim. Here’s the passage in question: Dixon was alive again. Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way; not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, […]
Credits: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Gett Alt Text: Tower of London Boris Johnson backs calls for the installation to carry on, but organisers say poppy field must come down after Armistice Day Talking Point Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 11:56am See...Show More Summary
I've often wondered why the trade unions have been so timid about rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck into the fight for equal pay because, as this opinion piece by Boris Johnson in the Telegraph shows, lots of people are thoroughly against the scandal of low pay. Show More Summary
A sell-out crowd gathered at this evening’s Spectator event: Boris Johnson in discussion with Andrew Neil about his book about Winston Churchill. The below is my summary of BoJo’s main… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: ten things about Winston Churchill appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for immigration into the United Kingdom to be rebalanced away from the European Union and towards “the English speaking peoples” of the Commonwealth, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and “an end to porous borders”. Show More Summary
London mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the preferred route for a proposed £20bn Crossrail 2 scheme, a rail line connecting south-west and north-east London, UK.
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…
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. [...]
Boris Johnson faces questioning over housing.
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 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 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
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
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