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The slow train to an accessible London

18 hours agoHealth / Disabilities : BBC: Ouch

Boris Johnson has announced a £75m fund to install lifts at London Underground stations over the next 10 years. But how do you update a Victorian underground railway system?

Morons at Work

Boris Johnson, the London Mayor wrote a timely article in The Telegraph the other day in which he lambasted the 'moronic demolition of the past' by the Islamic State (IS) while also taking aim at those who argue their is some moral equivalence between those fighting 'for' and 'against' this barbaric form of religious fascism. Show More Summary

9 Things Lost or Found on Trains

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

1. LOST: Rare Buddhist scripture A Tibetan scholar was so excited to see London mayor Boris Johnson riding the Tube that he accidentally left his laptop on the train. The computer contained the lama’s life’s work: two unfinished books and nearly 1000 pages of rare 17th- century Buddhist scripture. 2. Show More Summary

Stanley Johnson struggles with history in his memoir

After Boris Johnson got his dates muddled while discussing his biography of Winston Churchill on LBC yesterday, it has come to Mr S’s attention that a selective memory could run in the family. Speaking… Continue reading The post Stanley Johnson struggles with history in his memoir appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Has Boris Johnson read his own book?

Boris was waxing lyrical about Winston Churchill during his weekly LBC phone-in earlier when it all went a little wrong. Discussing the ‘many different phases Churchill’ went through ‘in his… Continue reading The post Has Boris Johnson read his own book? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ted Cruz, Candidate/Canadian & London’s Yank Mayor Showcase Exit Rules

Sen. Ted Cruz, American Canadian, and London's Boris Johnson, British-American, have something in common, and it isn't Donald Trump's hair.

Top People's Pay

The Times reports that the salary of Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been increased to £144,687 which is more than the Prime Minster, David Cameron, and the London Mayor, Boris Johnson. But the big laugh is that lastShow More Summary

Obama Should Expand Magnitsky List in Response to Nemtsov Murder - Senator

US Senator Ron Johnson claims that Obama should expand the list of individuals sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act in response to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

The Guardian: Boris Johnson’s Floating Head

This inexplicably weird image appears in an article about London mayor Boris Johnson and the “garden bridge” project. Not sure what they were going for here…. And what’s up with those long ladylike finger nails? Found here. Thanks for sending … Continue reading ? The post The Guardian: Boris Johnson’s Floating Head appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

Boris Johnson unveils tenth Fourth Plinth commission, Gift Horse by artist Hans Haacke

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A sculpture of a strutting horse skeleton was unveiled in London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday -- wearing a London Stock Exchange prices ticker in an allusion to the city's financial power. Entitled "Gift Horse", the riderless bronze...Show More Summary

One of Britain's top economists was allegedly filmed smoking crack and accused of assaulting a prostitute

Douglas McWilliams, one of the world's leading economists and a former advisor to UK Chancellor George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson, was allegedly filmed smoking crack in a drugs den in Britain's capital city. He is also is...Show More Summary

Putin's World (16/03/13)

Boris Johnson - the Mayor of London - likes to play the court jester, but underneath all the tomfoolery aimed at the cameras he is a serious journalist - with an eye for a good story. Like this one written for The Telegraph newspaper...Show More Summary

Boris Nemtsov: ‘We Must Free Russia From Putin’

By Mikhail Sokolov and Luke Johnson Slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was looking ahead to a planned March 1 opposition rally, though in an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service earlier this month, he portrayed the demonstration as just a first step in a long struggle. “If you think that [authorities] would run away on March […]

The Tories need to put Boris front and centre of the campaign — the numbers prove it

Have you seen Boris Johnson? The Mayor of London has been surprisingly absent from the Conservatives’ floundering campaign so far. He was not chosen to be member of the core… Continue reading The post The Tories need to put Boris front and centre of the campaign — the numbers prove it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Newly Discovered Interest II

Oh yeah, there was also this. The photo in New In Chess is, I think, this one (or one very similar).Now when you see Boris Johnson in a photo like that, what do you see? Do you see what Boris and the promoter want you to see? Or do you remember, for example, this, or this, or this?So perhaps Boris and chess are a good fit after all. Show More Summary

London's 24-hour Tube services will now extend to most lines

The all-night weekend service planned for a handful of underground lines later this year will now extend to more of London's railway network, the Evening Standard reports. London Mayor Boris Johnson and Chancellor George Osborne announced the news this morning and say that the additions will add billions more to the economy. Show More Summary

Newly Discovered Interest In Chess

Boris Johnson, a keen chess player. Such is the claim in the latest New In Chess. Evidence for the contention in the caption is welcomed. But not, especially, anticipated. [ Of course Boris used to be Ray's editor while Ray was recycling old material at the Spectator, but I don't think that really counts.]

Bryan Schonfeld: Expand NYC's surveillance camera network

London mayor Boris Johnson recently visited New York City on a trade mission.

Johnson Intends to Renounce U.S. Citizenship

London Mayor Boris Johnson, who was born in New York, says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his “commitment to Britain,” the BBC reports. He said that his citizenship was “an accident of birth that has left [...] The post Johnson Intends to Renounce U.S. Citizenship appeared first on Political Wire.

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