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Boris Johnson’s Quest for 10 Downing Street

He’s the mayor of London, and the joker of U.K. politics. But he wants to be the next prime minister

A Man 'Off His Face' On Booze And Cocaine Prank Called David Cameron

A hoax caller was put through to British prime minister David Cameron, posing as the director of spy agency GCHQ. Afterwards, he telephoned The Sun to talk about what he'd been up to and said it was all "so easy". The Downing StreetShow More Summary

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He’s the mayor of London, and the joker of U.K. politics. But Boris Johnson has his eyes set on 10 Downing Street—?and he might just get there

Why Boris and the Tory leadership are playing nicely

For most of this parliament, Downing Street has been thoroughly paranoid about Boris Johnson and his intentions. Any attempt by the Mayor to reach out to Tory MPs was met… Continue reading The post Why Boris and the Tory leadership are playing nicely appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Grey voters snap up Osborne’s pensioner bonds

Downing Street was a happy place after David Cameron and Barack Obama’s joint press conference yesterday. The US President was effusive in his praise for Cameron and his seeming endorsement… Continue reading The post Grey voters snap up Osborne’s pensioner bonds appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

West Village Newcomer Cafe Clover Will Charm You Into Eating Your Veggies

  A charming new health conscious eatery called Cafe Clover debuted this week on Downing Street in the West Village. The new restaurant—which boasts Market Table and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon alum David Stanridge in the kitchen—offers...Show More Summary

Off the Menu: Santina Opens Underneath the High Line

A new Italian restaurant from Mario Carbone; on Downing Street, a menu that highlights vegetables; a steakhouse evokes the gaslight era; and other openings.

Top security brass assesses threat of Paris-style attacks in the UK

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron met with intelligence and security chiefs at Downing Street on Monday morning to examine the risks of a Paris-style attack happening in the UK. It was agreed that future counterterrorism exercises...Show More Summary

Tank Brigade: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Peerless tank truck." Last seen here, and a cousin to this Red Cross tanker used, to no discernible effect, to wet down streets during the influenza epidemic of the late teens. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

UK stepping up security following Paris shooting at 'Charlie Hebdo'

LONDON — Britain stepped up security at ports, following a shooting at the office of Paris-based satirical publication Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday in which 12 people were killed. Downing Street said on Thursday that security was increased in the UK. Show More Summary

‘Je Suis Charlie': Crowds in London Stand with Charlie Hebdo

People protesting the Paris killings met in Trafalgar Square as British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the attack in Downing Street

It’s rich of Cameron to joke about press conferences

There were very few smiles at Downing Street this afternoon as a mustard clad Angela Merkel spoke of a ‘moving moment’. Yet that steely resolve had to crack eventually and… Continue reading The post It’s rich of Cameron to joke about press conferences appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Germany is shackled in the immigration debate. But Britain isn’t, so must lead the way

Tomorrow Angela Merkel will meet David Cameron in Downing Street. She will tell him what she can do – and what she cannot do – to help keep Britain in… Continue reading The post Germany is shackled in the immigration debate. But Britain isn’t, so must lead the way appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement.

CIA torture report redacted at request of British spies

Credits: Chris Hondros/Getty I Alt Text: Guantanamo Bay prison Downing Street admits information was censored on 'national security grounds', but denies complicity One-Minute Read Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:38pm See related: CIAShow More Summary

Gower tree chosen to light up No 10

The prime minister turned on the lights on his two trees today - and one of them was grown in Wales. Farmer Rob Morgan from Gower won a competition to supply the 12ft (3.6m) tree for the state rooms at 10 Downing Street and the big switch-on took place this evening.

Nicola Sturgeon shows how she means to go on by picking a fight with the Queen

Downing Street, we are told, wants to ‘re-set’ the relationship between Westminster and Holyrood after the referendum. UK ministers apparently want an atmosphere of ‘co-operation; to exist between the two governments. Well,… Continue reading The post Nicola Sturgeon shows how she means to go on by picking a fight with the Queen appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Chokehold protests spread across the U.S., from Oakland to Chicago to Boston

As thousands of protesters caused bumper-to-bumper traffic jams throughout the streets of New York on Thursday, their counterparts in cities across the nation — including Chicago, Boston and Oakland — were also shutting down streetsShow More Summary

Surreal Scene as #DCFerguson Protest Shuts Down Street Near White House

2 months agoNews : Reason

It's 5:40 p.m. in Washington, D.C., and protesters have shut down the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. They are staging a "die-in," with dozens of marchers lying in the middle of the road, memorializing Mike Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men killed by police this year. Show More Summary

findSimilar by Cortexica is our fashion innovation of the year #ShinyShinyAwards

This year was the year that we finally stopped chasing women down streets to ask where they got their dress from, and started letting technology do the legwork instead. Using top-notch visual recognition technology, the brilliant findSimilar...Show More Summary

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