Boris Johnson prides himself on being one of the few politicians who gets away with saying the unsayable. He stuck to that theme tonight with his Margaret Thatcher lecture to… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: greed can be good appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I didn't have a vote in London's Mayoral election, but if I did I would definitely have voted for Boris Johnson over Ken Livingstone. Boris Johnson doesn't have a vote in next year's referendum on Scottish independence, but if he did...Show More Summary
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is going to utilize excess heat from subway tunnels and an electric substation in London to supply homes with heat. Substations contain electronics such as transformers through which massive amounts of power travel, and these transformers do generate a great deal of heat because of this. Show More Summary
This is not as obviously a Question to Which the Answer is No as it may initially seem. The Mayor of London is, in fact, well-placed to play a significant part… Continue reading The post Is Boris Johnson the Man to Save the Union? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Technology isn’t winning any friends in U.K. transport workers’ unions, right now. Nor is London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, who yesterday announced that almost all ticket offices on the London Underground transport network would close by 2015, with the loss of around 750 jobs. There are 268 ticket offices on the network in total, and around... Read More
London is not a bicycle haven like Copenhagen or Amsterdam. But it has gone for cycling in a big way, especially since electing cycling advocate Boris Johnson mayor in 2008. Now the city is reeling over the death of six cyclists in the...Show More Summary
"Using a dedicated website and app, people will be able to scan 'smart signs' on stairs and track their number of calories burnt over time." Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “Anything that gets people more active and helps tackle obesity is a good thing in my book. Show More Summary
‘Let’s have it every 90 seconds!’ shouted Boris to the CBI this afternoon as he played a series of clips of loud and quiet plane engines. He wanted to illustrate… Continue reading The post Why Boris Johnson’s ‘slow and feeble’ attack on aviation policy isn’t so bothersome appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Enduring London club Ministry of Sound have penned an open letter (yep, another one of those) to Mayor Boris Johnson in the wake of renewed efforts to build a 41-story housing project next door. A project that will, in the eyes of MoS, threaten to close the club’s doors for good. Show More Summary
'Ken Livingston really loves this city, and people tend to forget it was him who secured the Olympics and not the buffoon that is Boris Johnson' This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. My London: Artist AK47
Bonhams brand new £30 million headquarters building at 101 New Bond Street was officially opened last night (24 October) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Speaking at a packed reception in the new building, the Mayor said, ?Why do buyers come here? It?s not just the time zone, the language, the bicycles and other civilising things. Show More Summary
Londoners to get taste of electric motor-assisted cycling next year; mayor wants Met to use them too One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:02 ON Thu 24 Oct 2013 BORIS JOHNSON is to put extra spark into London's cycle rental scheme by introducing battery-powered electric bikes in some of the capital's more hilly areas. Show More Summary
Coroner Mary Hassell has submitted a Prevention of Future Death report to Boris Johnson and Transport for London following the death of two cyclists on one of the Mayor's cycle superhighways. The document can be downloaded here: Download Dorling & de Gerin-Ricard - PFD# A report about the inquest into...
When you discuss Boris Johnson’s leadership prospects with Tory MPs, one subject nearly always comes up: immigration. The Mayor is a liberal on the subject while most of the party… Continue reading The post Boris’s immigration issue appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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Here are photos London mayor, Boris Johnson's recent visit to China, where he memorably rode the Beijing metro to mingle with the "common people." [ more › ]
As Boris Johnson and George Osborne’s tour of China draws to a close, I thought it might be useful to exhume some remarks Mr Osborne made about China eight years ago. The article appeared in the Spectator on 24th September 2005, when Boris Johnson was editor of the Spectator, Mr Osborne was shadow chancellor (and [...]
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Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian: You'll hear a lot of pieties about China this week. As George Osborne and Boris Johnson schlep from Shanghai to Shenzhen, they'll give the usual sales spiel about trade and investment and the global race. Show More Summary
Confirming what any person who's ever ridden Beijing's subways could tell you, they're crowded, according to London's mayor, Boris Johnson, who is on a high-profile visit in Beijing this week riding around on the No 1 line and proving that he's just a chill, normal guy who takes public transportation like the rest of us common folk. [ more › ]