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Boris’s London legacy

2 days agoArts : Night and Day

Overseeing Boris Johnson’s futuristic office, with its spectacular view of the increasingly culinary skyscape of the City of London with its Gherkins and Cheesegraters, is a bust of Pericles, distinctive… Read more The post Boris’s London legacy appeared first on The Spectator.

Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy?

Are the Tories throwing dead cats into the election debate? This question only makes sense if you recall Boris Johnson’s 2013 description of a strategy deployed by an ‘Australian friend’… Continue reading The post Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

London mayor jokingly endorses Bloomberg as successor

last weekNews : NY Daily News

London Mayor Boris Johnson, in a tongue-and-cheek Facebook posting, endorsed Michael Bloomberg.

Could Bloomberg Become Mayor of London?

Boris Johnson, the current London Mayor, wants it to happen. But Bloomberg’s New York deputy mayor tells the Daily Beast there’s ‘no chance’ his former boss wants to preside over a second city.

London Mayor and Parliamentary Contender Boris Johnson Defends Capitalism as a Moral Mission

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Polls suggest the floppy-haired Eton-educated classicist is the people's unlikely preference to succeed David Cameron as the next Conservative prime minister.

Lightness of Being

In this opinion piece for The Times David Aaronovitch describes Boris Johnson as having a 'lightness of being' and by seeming not to act as a normal politician, there's no doubt that the London Mayor cuts through the widespread anti-politics mood of the nation. Show More Summary

The slow train to an accessible London

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

3 weeks 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

last monthArts : 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 […]

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