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World's first zero-emission double-decker bus to arrive in London this year

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

London's public transport network is about to get a lot greener, with Mayor Boris Johnson announcing that the world's first purpose-built pure electric double-decker bus will hit the city's streets later this year. The announcement was...Show More Summary

London’s Boris Island Airport Blown Sky High as Heathrow Set to Expand

Plans by London Mayor Boris Johnson to build an airport in the middle of the River Thames have been blown out of the sky after an independent report suggested an extra runway for the already crowded Heathrow airport.

London Mayor Targets Solar Schools

London Mayor Boris Johnson plans to make solar schools, fitting rooftop solar panels on existing schools. This represents one of the priorities in his public sector energy retrofit program, titled RE:FIT. This ambitious program is meant...Show More Summary

Schrödinger’s referendum as Boris wants voters to vote both Yes and No to leaving the EU

Today’s Sunday Times is reporting (££) BORIS JOHNSON is preparing to call for a “no” vote in Britain’s referendum on the European Union in an attempt to extract greater concessions from Brussels than David Cameron is demanding. In a stance that puts him on a collision course with the prime minister, the mayor of London […]

London Mayor drives Formula E car

Mayor of London Boris Johnson drove a Formula E car around the Battersea Park Street Circuit ahead of this weekend's season…

Wheelchair user takes Boris Johnson to task at LBC debate

Last night Boris Johnson took part in his final State of London debate with LBC host Nick Ferrari, before he finishes in his role as Mayor of London and focuses on… Continue reading The post Wheelchair user takes Boris Johnson to task at LBC debate appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris reminds us once again why the normal rules of politics don’t apply to him

Last night it was reported Boris Johnson’s relationship with the capital’s black cab trade has become further troubled after the Sun and Daily Mail newspapers released a video showing the mayor of London on his bicycle telling a taxi driver “to fck off and die – and not in that order”. The exchange in Islington, […]

NOTICE HOW LEFTIES ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO DISAGREE WITH THEM? Boris Johnson ‘could be br…

NOTICE HOW LEFTIES ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO DISAGREE WITH THEM? Boris Johnson ‘could be breaching sex discrimination laws’ for defending Sir Tim Hunt over sexism row. If true, that’s a reason to get rid of “sex discrimination laws,” and those who promote them in this fashion.

Why Boris’s 4 letter word exchange with a Cabbie won’t do him much harm

The Sun has video footage of Boris Johnson telling a Cab driver to ‘f— off and die’. Normally, this would sound pretty dire for a politician. But having watched the… Continue reading The post Why Boris’s 4 letter word exchange with a Cabbie won’t do him much harm appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

BORIS JOHNSON: Male and female are different: hardly earth-shattering news. But saying it is horri…

BORIS JOHNSON: Male and female are different: hardly earth-shattering news. But saying it is horribly retro, except when it’s Importantly Feminist.

London Mayor Calls for Ministers Freedom in EU Membership Referendum

London Mayor Boris Johnson urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to allow Conservative ministers to retain their place in government even if they plan to publicly support a British exit from the European Union in the upcoming referendum.

Boris Johnson: ministers should be allowed to campaign for Brexit

Boris Johnson is back to his old tricks, causing headaches for David Cameron. After the Prime Minister’s confused position on whether ministers should be allowed to take part in the ‘Out’ campaign,… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: ministers should be allowed to campaign for Brexit appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

7 Books You Need to Read This June

Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible.Loving Day, by Mat Johnson (Spiegel & Grau, June 2)Recent race-based satires like Paul Beatty’s The Sellout and Nell Zink’s Mislaid might prime you to expect something more antic from Johnson,... More »

Looking ahead to who will be the Tory London Mayoral Candidate

In less than a year Londoners will elect the successor to Boris Johnson, but who will be the Tory candidate? I suspect the candidate will someone with a high profile, and the ideal choice, would be Lord Coe, but it is believed his future is focussed upon the IOC, so who then? Zac Goldsmith is […]

Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons

Boris has finally spoken. Intervening on his Tory colleague Cheryl Gillan, who was complaining about a lack of funding for rural public services and transport, the new MP for Uxbridge… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Coffee Shots: Simon Burns or Robert Redford?

Harriet Harman was on fighting form in Parliament today when she responded to the Queen’s Speech. Between telling David Cameron to watch his back for Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson and… Continue reading The post Coffee Shots: Simon Burns or Robert Redford? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Voting Matters

Boris Johnson wrote an amusing and interesting piece for The Telegraph the other day on the political situation in Greece where the equivalent of 'kamikaze pilots' are now in charge of the country's government. But to govern is to choose,...Show More Summary

Uber has challenged Boris Johnson to a debate about the future of London cabs

Uber has hit back at London Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to cap the number of minicabs operating in London. The Mayor of London wants to limit the number of minicabs operating in the city, arguing that the increase is causing more congestion, increasing air pollution, and adding to the number of illegally parked vehicles. Show More Summary

Pollsters should follow Ipsos MORI’s 2008 example and not rush to resume general election surveys

It had had a 4% Ken lead for mayor – Boris finished up 6% ahead Back in 2008 at the first Boris-Ken battle the opinion polls became an issue during the campaign. YouGov was showing Boris leads close to what happened (a 6.2% Johnson lead) while Ipsos, in its final had Ken 3% ahead. The […]

UK Should Leave EU Unless Cameron Ensures Bloc's Reform – London Mayor

The United Kingdom should not hesitate to exit the European Union if Prime Minister David Cameron fails to secure the reforms to the bloc he is seeking to achieve, London Mayor Boris Johnson said Tuesday.

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