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Boris selected: what’s next for the Tory leadership hopeful?

Unsurprisingly, Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservatives picked Boris Johnson last night as their parliamentary candidate for the 2015 election. Boris has a 11,216 majority to defend, but that’s only the… Continue reading The post Boris selected: what’s next for the Tory leadership hopeful? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

London proposes cash-for-clunkers for old diesels

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Mayor Boris Johnson is trying to improve London's air quality.

Why Boris Johnson's Plan To Sell Heathrow And Build A Giant Island Airport Instead Was Obviously Crazy

London Mayor Boris Johnson remains convinced that his dream of a new hub airport for London in the Thames Estuary will be realized despite the plan being rejected by the U.K. Airports Commission. Johnson's dream was to decommission and...Show More Summary

Boris: No-one seriously approached me to stand in Clacton

If the Tories did want to really fight Douglas Carswell in the Clacton by-election, then Boris Johnson would have been a jolly good way of driving a steamroller over Ukip’s… Continue reading The post Boris: No-one seriously approached me to stand in Clacton appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Boris Island ruled out by Airports Commission

Credits: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Alt Text: Mayor of London Boris Johnson Boris Johnson's plan for island airport in Thames Estuary is a 'huge leap in the dark', says commission One-Minute Read Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:56am Boris...Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 2 Sep 2014

BORIS: I WON’T BACK HEATHROW EXPANSION Boris Johnson has said he will not back a third runway at Heathrow after a proposal for a new island airport in the Thames estuary - dubbed Boris Island because of the mayor’s support - was rejected as an option by a commission looking into the UK’s airport needs. Show More Summary

The Business: Tuesday September 2 2014

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday BORIS’ AIRPORT ISLAND PLAN DUMPED Boris Johnson's plan for a four-runway airport in the Thames Estuary has been dumped by the government-backed Airports Commission, reports the Daily Telegraph. Show More Summary

Ukip might help Labour win, but a "progressive majority" looks further away than ever

In his salad days, Boris Johnson wrote a handy guide to the dirty art of winning elections to the Oxford Union. He included the handy advice that it’s always important to never take someone else’s numbers at face value, recalling one hack who claimed to be able to control 50 votes. “I doubt he controlled [...]

Ukip's Clacton coup could open TV debate door for Farage

Credits: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Alt Text: Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell With Boris Johnson refusing to stand against defector Carswell, victory could be very sweet for Ukip leader Column Don Brind Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:45am Douglas Carswell, the Tory MP who has defected to Ukip, looks set to win the Clacton by-election easily. Show More Summary

Why David Cameron must beg Boris Johnson to fight in Calcton

Nigel Farage hastens to Clacton today to launch what is certain to be a sensational by-election. The stakes could not be higher. If Douglas Carswell wins, Ukip will have returned its first democratically elected MP to Parliament. This triumph will open the way to further progress in the General Election – and encourage other conservative [...]

Combating Terrorism

The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, makes some sensible points in his regular column for The Telegraph about the need to take practical steps to combat the new breed of terrorists operating under the banner of ISIL, formerly known as ISIS or IS. Show More Summary

If Boris Johnson is a Westminster outsider, why has he just applied for club membership?

Boris Johnson has bottled it. Twice. That may seem a curious thing to say about a man who’s just confirmed he’ll stand for Parliament at the next election, but bear with me. Mr Johnson’s first capitulation is in standing at all. If he was going to gamble in hopes of winning big and becoming Tory [...]

On Yer Bike, Boris! As an Uxbridge Boy I Have to Say... We Don't Want You

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has just 'revealed' that he is to run for my home seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. In January I predicted that Uxbridge and Hillingdon institution Sir John Randall MP would be standing down. In July he finally announced it, and from then on the whole Boris thing was a bit of a safe bet. Show More Summary

Breaking: Boris Johnson to stand in Uxbridge

Boris Johnson has confirmed that he is going to apply to be the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. His announcement comes on the same day that Nigel Farage… Continue reading The post Breaking: Boris Johnson to stand in Uxbridge appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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3 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

Boris Johnson on jihadis and a soggy Carnival.

Boris Johnson is not fit to be leader of the Tory party, never mind Prime Minister

Awkward, especially here, I know, but there you have it. But, look, if any other high-profile politician were suggesting the burden of proof in criminal trials should be switched from… Continue reading The post Boris Johnson is not fit to be leader of the Tory party, never mind Prime Minister appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

BoJo Spells the End of Conservatism, Would Herald a New Libertarian Party

Westminster blog The Conservative Woman has run a scathing op-ed on Tory leadership hopeful and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, claiming that he would spell the end of the Conservative Party as we know it. Addressing the apparent pact...Show More Summary

Thames Baths plan for wild swimming in central London

Credits: Studio Octopi Alt Text: Temple Baths in the Thames Designs for a swimming pool floating off the Victoria Embankment have Boris Johnson's backing One-Minute Read Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:10pm Plans to bring wild swimming to...Show More Summary

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