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Boris Johnson is a cat in a box

The physicist Erwin Schroedinger once devised a thought experiment involving a cat and a radioactive isotope in a box. Had the radiation killed the cat? It's unknowable from the outside, so the cat is, in a sense, both dead and alive. Odd coves, physicists. The cat comes to mind when considering Boris Johnson and his [...]

Don’t do it Boris!

Is Boris Johnson about to announce his intention to stand at the next general election? The well-connected Jason Groves reports today that Boris will make clear his plans before the… Continue reading The post Don’t do it Boris! appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

'Boris to stand as MP in 2015': leadership gossip catches fire

Credits: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Alt Text: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, could stand for Parliament in 2015 Decision expected from London mayor soon: which seat will he get and why would he do it? Column The Mole Wednesday, April 23,...Show More Summary

Why is Ukip still stealing conservative voters?

listen to ‘Why is Ukip still stealing Conservative voters?’ on Audioboo "Boris Johnson is a massive Europhile!" That's one thing we learn in the latest Telegram – brought to the people live as a Google hangout. The subject is the Tories and Europe, and what the May elections have in store for poor old David [...]

'Boris Johnson is a massive Europhile!' says Louise Mensch

"We must keep our nerve," Dominic Raab said just now, as we were "hanging out" with Tim Stanley and Louise Mensch, in a really annoyingly named, Google-powered video gabfest. It was actually the Telegraph's essential Telegram podcast – WITH VIDEO. A Tellygram, if you will. And we'll be doing lots more. This was our inaugural [...]

Flappy Mayor: Starring Boris Johnson And Bob Crow’s Head

last weekEngland / London : Londonist

Flappy Bird clone is macabre and rubbish. But can you beat our score?

Last week's air pollution was a taste of the future. Yet Boris and the Government do nothing

When reading Boris Johnson’s paean of praise to London’s air I felt as if I were in an alternative reality. Or unreality. Both he and the Prime Minister seemed like bystanders as last week’s air pollution episode led to a surge in emergency 999 calls for breathing difficulties and many asthma sufferers had to stay [...]

Boris Johnson: Maria Miller is being hounded

As backbenchers apparently gang up on Maria Miller, she’s seen Conservative and Lib Dem colleagues trying to defend her – and dampen down Esther McVey’s comments – on the airwaves… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson: Maria Miller is being hounded appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Which Game of Thrones character is Nigel Farage?

Never mind Maria Miller’s expenses. Ignore Boris Johnson’s tiresome vacillations. And pay no attention to the “Welfare Week” in this week’s No 10 grid. They’re all of secondary importance at best. No, there’s only one big question in British politics this week: which Game of Thrones character is Nigel Farage? I’ve offered some parallels on [...]

Why do Tories think that Boris's popularity begins and ends in London?

The Times reports this morning that the number of safe Tory seats around London that might fall vacant for Boris Johnson is dwindling fast. The suggestion is that the Mayor might not make it back to the Commons next year. This highlights a curiously unchallenged assumption of the tedious Boris soap opera: that he can [...]

Prince Harry Checks Out Revamped Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

He’s still a schoolboy at heart, and Prince Harry had a blast during his visit to the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Friday (April 4). Joined by London Mayor Boris Johnson, the handsome prince played with...Show More Summary

Hardly a pea souper

FOR the past few days parts of London, the south-east and the Midlands have been covered by a milky, hazy smog. Environmental groups are angrily calling on Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, to reduce the pollution from cars in the city. Show More Summary

Build on the green belt or introduce space rationing: your choice

ONE of the charms of Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is that he still acts much as he did as a polemical journalist. See his column in this morning’s Telegraph defending the government’s new pension reforms. Here is what he saysShow More Summary

Is The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, About to Return to Parliament?

Speculation is now rife that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will return to Parliament. Earlier this week David Cameron indication he wanted the Boris “as part of the team”, and said he was comfortable with the Mayors naked ambition to lead the Conservative Party. Show More Summary

David Cameron Wants Fan of 'Rules-Based Anarchy' Back in Parliament

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has said hat he would like to see London Mayor Boris Johnson back in parliament. Johnson, who once described his ideal society as something similar to “rules-based anarchy,” has been discussed asShow More Summary

Where will Boris stand as an MP?

David Cameron says he wants Boris Johnson "back on the pitch" in the House of Commons as an MP in 2015 even though he should still be London Mayor. He has billed it as the manager's vote of confidence in a star striker. But is it asShow More Summary

Boris, like his attention-seeking dad, is a Europhile at heart

Stanley Johnson is in the news today, having apparently barged into the Tory leadership squabble to demand that his son, Boris, be allowed to stand for the leadership while still Mayor of London, without needing to hold a parliamentary seat. Over at the Guardian, Nicholas Watts tells us Stanley “intervened in the increasingly febrile debate… and [...]

The Old Buffoonian treads on dangerous ground

by Robert Henderson http://livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/the-old-buffoonian-treads-on-dangerous-ground/ Boris Johnson has suggested that the radicalisation of Muslim children should be treated as child abuse and children subjected to such an environment should be taken into care. “At present, there is a reluctance by the … Continue reading ?

Guggenheim Watch: London mayor Boris Johnson is looking...

London mayor Boris Johnson is looking to wrangle his city its very own Guggenheim Museum. Negotiations are only at an early stage, but this could be just what the Guggenheim Foundation needs to forget about its stalled, spectacularly expensive Gehry-designed...

Teach Kids to Code Early, Says London’s Mayor

London Mayor Boris Johnson on Thursday told The Wall Street Journal the key to keeping his city competitive with the likes of Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv for tech talent will be teaching children to code from a young age.

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