David Cameron. Oliver Letwin. Boris and Jo Johnson. Jesse Norman, on the Prime Minister’s new policy board. Ed Llewellyn, the PM’s chief of staff. Rupert Harrison, the Chancellor’s chief economics advisor. Sir George Young, the Chief Whip. Nick Hurd in the Cabinet Office and Hugo Swire in the Foreign Office. Fifty years after the brief [...]
Response to Woolwich from David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Sadiq Khan and Ken Livingstone. Early fuel economy and emissions figures for the New Bus for London. Strike at Wembley school over academy plans. What kind of property can you buy...Show More Summary
Soon you should be able to track how police are getting on with solving crime the way you track a parcel. At Wednesday’s Mayor’s Question Time, Boris Johnson confirmed the Metropolitan Police are looking into software called Track My Crime, used by other forces in the UK. Show More Summary
As the whole country and not just Boris Johnson is now painfully aware, an appeal court ruled yesterday that the public has a right to know about a child the mayor allegedly fathered following an extra-marital affair. The child’s mother...Show More Summary
Dreams of having some metro rail services run by London Overground look to be slipping away, faster than you can conjure expletives at the announcement “This train will be formed of four coaches” during rush hour. Boris Johnson started...Show More Summary
London Evening Standard and NOOK ® Announce Unique One-Day Read-a-Thon in Trafalgar Square This Summer - Kicked off by Boris Johnson Reading to Primary School Pupils Get Reading Festival on Saturday 13 July Will Be Free to the Public...Show More Summary
With the Conservative Party continuing to bang on relentlessly about Europe, Boris Johnson issued a timely reminder yesterday that ‘most of our problems are not caused by “Bwussels”’. (Something that… Continue reading The post Dominic Raab reveals Britain’s true debt burden appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
It's low skills and bad management that are holding Britain back, not 'Bwussels', says Boris One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:40 ON Mon 13 May 2013 THE European Union is not the cause of most of Britain's problems, says London Mayor Boris Johnson. Show More Summary
Mayor's proposal for airport in Thames Estuary rejected; MPs call for one, perhaps two, new runways One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 10:44 ON Fri 10 May 2013 BORIS JOHNSON'S proposal for a new airport in the Thames Estuary has been rejected...Show More Summary
Our media-savvy mayor is never one to shy away from a photo opportunity, recently sitting on a horse for a few moments and acting all jocund. But he’s not the only leader to play up to the cameras. Russia’s Vladimir Putin is also notorious for putting himself in front of the lens at the choicest moments. Show More Summary
Backing for Nigel Lawson's call to quit EU as London mayor questions if UK would 'suffer' if it cut ties First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 09:39 ON Thu 9 May 2013 DAVID CAMERON is under increasing pressure over Britain's membership of the...Show More Summary
The former south London dog track has been earmarked for nearly 600 new homes in a £117m redevelopment scheme. Barratt London was chosen by London mayor Boris Johnson to take on the project of turning the 4.7 hectare site into 589 properties,...Show More Summary
After reading the good humoured Boris Johnson article on Ukip which appeared in The Telegraph yesterday - I came across the following little gem, a video montage of Nicolas Cage 'losing his shit' in various Holywood movies - most of them turkeys, by the way. Show More Summary
Boris Johnson paid tribute to his former deputy mayor Sir Simon Milton as the “personification of calm, sweet reason” as he unveiled a statue in his memory. The Mayor said Sir Simon’s legacy was as “one of the most gifted public administrators of his generation” at the unveiling of a...
London Mayor tells Ken Clarke to 'calm down' and says Tories should be 'comforted' by UKIP's rise Column LAST UPDATED AT 08:59 ON Mon 29 Apr 2013 BORIS JOHNSON has rubbished the veteran Tory MP Ken Clarke for "freaking out" over theShow More Summary
London's garrulous Mayor Boris Johnson (yes, the guy who got stuck on a zipline over Victoria Park last year), took to Twitter Friday to answer questions from his followers, sparking a discussion that ranged from the sex appeal of camels, to the Iliad, to the mayor's favorite variety of cake. Show More Summary
Like the rest of the Westminster Village, I am fascinated by the surprise news that Jo Johnson, Boris's younger brother and Conservative MP for Orpington, has been parachuted into Downing Street with a ministerial post and a plum job as head of a revamped "Thatcher-style" policy unit. It is, it should be said, very thoughtful [...]
The news that London mayor Boris Johnson plans to spend £160,000 on a survey to find out what people think of him hasn’t gone down too well with his City Hall opposition parties. The survey, which has been submitted to the mayor’s investment board, says it could drive “awareness, knowledge and therefore satisfaction with the mayor”. Show More Summary
David Cameron's decision to take Boris Johnson's brother into his inner circle is likely to backfire Column The Mole LAST UPDATED AT 09:28 ON Thu 25 Apr 2013 TORIES think David Cameron has poked Boris Johnson in the eye by appointing...Show More Summary
In the latest instalment of WWTD? Boris Johnson has called for ‘Thatcherite zeal’ from the government in standing up to militant trade unions. According to the Sun on Sunday, the… Continue reading The post How can the Tories work with trade unions? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.