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London’s Mayor Bangs the Drum for U.K. Startups in Asia

London Mayor Boris Johnson is leading a group of U.K. startups on a planned six-day trip across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Theresa May surveys wondrous chance of replacing Cameron

Alt Text: The Mole Home Secretary said to be determined to stop ‘faintly ridiculous’ Boris Johnson leading the Conservatives Column The Mole Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:50am A three-day media blitz surrounding Theresa May has sparked...Show More Summary

London’s Boris Johnson Gets Help In IRS Fight

London Mayor Boris Johnson pays tax in the UK, but IRS wants its cut too. The feisty Mayor refuses, and this Canadian offers moral support.

Boris’s dilemma: relinquish his US passport or pay American tax

When in doubt, blame wealthy foreigners for any political problems. That goes for pols in the US and the UK alike, and even the dual-national Mayor of London is not immune. Boris Johnson opposes blanket… Continue reading The post Boris’s dilemma: relinquish his US passport or pay American tax appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris should pay up but not shut up over U.S. tax

The London mayor, an American citizen, objects to paying a U.S. capital gains levy on his UK residence. Uncle Sam’s ex-pat tax laws are worthy of reform. But if Johnson really cares about that, the way to show it is to clear his debt and then campaign for change.

Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

As a public servant and man of letters, London’s mayor is splendidly equipped to take the measure of the 20th Century’s most famous and certainly most eloquent prime minister.

London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.

London Mayor Boris Johnson Politely Gives IRS The Finger

London's Mayor Doesn't Want To Pay U.S. Taxes But Remains a U.S. Citizen. Will the IRS pursue him or Just lien him like Al Sharpton?

The Man Who Would Be Everything: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What is Boris Johnson? A better question might be: what isn't Boris Johnson? He is, inter alia, the Mayor of London; a prolific author, journalist and, as of this month, a biographer of Winston Churchill; a once and possibly future Member...Show More Summary

The Man Who Would Be Everything Full Transcript

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 […]

Weird Science

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

Mayor Boris Johnson’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…As An American

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 Best Hangover In Fiction? Ctd

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 […]

Mayor says London is “overjoyed” to have NFL games

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…

I stitched up the Fake Sheikh

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.

The Best Hangover In Fiction?

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, […]

Tower of London poppies: should the WWI memorial be extended?

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

Reach for the Stars

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

Boris Johnson: ten things about Winston Churchill

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.

Boris Johnson: Rebalance Immigration Away From EU, Towards 'English Speaking Peoples'

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

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