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Breaking: Boris Johnson to stand in Uxbridge

26 August 2014

1:48 PM

26 August 2014

1:48 PM

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 is expected to be confirmed as the Ukip candidate for South Thanet, which suggests that the Conservatives are keen to use Boris as their anti-Farage weapon.

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  • Archibald Heatherington

    Here goes Boris!
    Here goes he!

  • Radford_NG

    Farage in Ramsgate this evening seeking nomination as UKIP candidate for South Thanet.

    • Radford_NG

      Farage wins nomination to stand in Thanet South.

  • john

    Boris has now checked a map and found out that Uxbridge is light years away from SW1. He is now demanding a better located constituency – Chelsea would be OK.

  • Bert3000

    So why doesn’t Boris stand against Farage then?- if’s he’s the anti-Farage weapon.

  • Jacques Strap

    Anti farage weapon? I have never laughed out loud more than I have reading that.

  • Peter Stroud

    Boris, as an MP, yes: as a party leader, no way.

    We are waiting for the Speccie articles on the Rotherham atrocities.

    • Blindsideflanker

      The Westminster bubble’s heart is just not in it. They will be talking about Boris for weeks, but I doubt that this story will get more than one outing before it is quietly forgotten about. It just asks too many difficult questions about them and their multicultural agenda. Just like the Rotherham police and council turned a blind eye to the abuse, so will the Westminster bubble turn a blind eye to the revaluation, as such they are every bit as much to blame.

  • CharlietheChump

    Boris has applied to become my MP.


    He, like me, believes Heathrow is a desperately stupid place for an airport, never mind an expanded one. We should move the whole shooting match off to the estuary and re-build a new town on the site. Badly needed homes, new jobs, even new industries?

    It will be interesting to see how he deals with the airport workers vote.

  • ButcombeMan

    Let us hope the voters of Uxbridge, or some of them, closely question Boris about his madcap plans to close London Heathrow Airport and move it to “Boris Island” where no one wants to go to use it and there is no supporting infrastructure.

    Many Uxbridge residents work at LHR and the wealth of the area is substantially dependent on it and supporting it.

    Boris, though he has a sense of fun and appears not to give a toss for anything or anyone, is a one man political disaster area, which too many do not see through.

    He not only acts the clown, he is that clown.

  • Blindsideflanker

    1400 children abused in Rotherham by Pakistani men. This is not just an issue about Pakistani values, but the British establishment, who chose to turn a blind eye to paedophilia for their great multicultural experiment. They chose to ignore children being raped because they didn’t want to cause any community tensions.

    One father got arrested for trying to protect his daughter.

    But hey ho, lets talk about Boris.

    • Airey Belvoir

      The BBC website has managed the remarkable feat of reporting in detail on the whole appalling Rotherham scandal without once using the words Islam or Muslims. Thereby missing a central point of the disaster – the cowardice of Police and Council to act, in the face of political correctness.

      • Blindsideflanker

        We now get a load of ‘we’ve got to engage with the victims’ and all that management speak rubbish, but the very fact that the BBC can’t even be honest when reporting it, shows that nothing has changed, they still worry more about the feelings of a Muslim Pakistani man than the white English child who has been raped by him.

      • Icebow

        Perhaps the scale of it will cause the dam of so-called ‘political correctness’ to crack at last.
        Clever moniker, by the way!

      • Lindum

        The BBC have even been running articles about the Moslims being the real victims – either because “we were raped too” or “those white people have been nasty to us since they know the truth.”

    • john

      I agree but the real problem is the 99% of Brits who aren’t in the Establishment – why don’t they rebel? Too apathetic!

      • Blindsideflanker

        I suppose its a problem of isolated individuals trying to protect their family, and looking to the authorities to do right by them. They didn’t realise that the authorities were conspiring against them, and unlike ethnic minorities, the media , like the BBC wasn’t interested in publicising their cause.

        I believe it was the BNP who gave this Pakistani paedophilia publicity much to the hostility of the establishment. They along with the EDF have since been silenced.

        • MirthaTidville

          I wish there was a moderator on here at times….the above issue has nothing to do with what was posted…keep on track or froth elsewhere

          • Blindsideflanker

            OK lets talk about Boris, he revels in London being an enriched multicultural city, but we find that this enriched city has produced over half of all the Islamo-fascists who have gone to join IS, and it was on London streets that Lee Rigby was killed.

            Boris in his support for multiculturalism has failed as Mayor in the terrorism his city has spawned and belongs to the same political establishment who failed the children in Rotherham.

          • llbee

            Boris Johnson supports blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, including millions of Muslims. Also supports immediate EU entry for Turkey, from which millions more Muslims will enter Britain. Relevant yet?

            • you_kid

              Oh FFS – Jimmy whatshisface and all the other English granny geezers are all Muslims too? You are a delta minus racist bigot, abusers can be destinguished on the grounds of their religious beliefs? Are you insane? Clean up your filth in your own back yard, you tramp. You smell.

              • the viceroy’s gin

                …so do all your socialist nutter sockpuppets, laddie .

              • the viceroy’s gin

                …by the way, how are your murderous islamofascist buddies making out? Good thing you socialist nutters helped them out in Libya and Syria, eh laddie?

      • Roger Hudson

        They will vote for UKIP, cripple the Tory vote and let the Labour party into power where they will put the final nails in the coffin of the Britain I remember.

        • the viceroy’s gin

          …so no different than the Camerloons, then?

        • Conway

          UKIP did very well in Rotherham, even before this came to light. Don’t assume all of UKIP’s support comes from the Conservatives.

    • John Dalton

      All the BBC cares about is DIVERSITY. It is their favourite buzz word – they want more of it and at any cost – positive discrimination run amok so long as it gets more non-whites into positions of power across the media. They want the agenda to change and they want it prejudiced against the indigenous population at any cost. It is truly sinister and traitorous.

    • Chris Morriss

      Decadent? I don’t think they have that many teeth between them !

    • Livia

      There is a story on here, above this one, about the Rotherham situation. You can’t expect news outlets to just shut down all other talking points, no matter how extreme and important one story might be.

  • TrulyDisqusted

    Elections? Gosh, soooooo last century.

    If Boris really wants to be PM, I’m sure his friends at the EU, Goldman Sachs and the IMF could arrange a little crisis for him?

    They’ve been replacing democratically elected leaders all over Europe for the last 30 years, starting with Thatcher herself when she declared “No, No, No” to Jacques Delores calls for the surrender of sovereign powers and ever closer union.

    Boris, like Democracy itself is a joke and the joke’s on us. Westminster know exactly what will happen to their “good name” and fortune if they attempt to upset the NWO applecart.

  • Airey Belvoir

    A question for his interview at Uxbridge: “Mr Johnson, can you tell us how many women you have slept with during your two marriages, and how many of them have become pregnant?”

  • terence patrick hewett

    The politics of the Uxbridge – Southall – Hounslow – Ruislip area has more in common with the politics of apartheid South Africa than the real England: of course Johnson will be elected: the Rev. Bernice Woodall would get in there. But go 2 miles down the road to Southall and you will find Papa Lazarou.

    • starfish

      Whereas the politics of other parts of the capital which have been culturally enriched would disgrace a banana republic

  • Paul Weston

    David Cameron has made this mess entirely on his own. Will Boris depose him as leader of the Conservatives if UKIP allow Labour into power in 2015? And anyone who seriously thinks UKIP can win is deluding themselves. Unfortunately.

    Of course Boris will become leader. A pro-immigration man to the bone, who lacks the will to confront mass immigration and the inexorable and unstoppable rise of Islam in Britain.

    All Cameron has to do is behave like a Conservative and actually conserve the heritage of Britain, and he could win a landslide. I am at a loss as to why he does not, but it will certainly come back to bite him via bonhomie Boris.

    And meanwhile, the destruction of Britain can only continue, regardless of which one is leader.

  • john

    Please voters of Uxbridge – don’t vote for this clown who’s only using you as a stepping stone.

    • YahYah

      BREAKING NEWS: Man who wants to be PM stands as MP!

  • Wessex Man

    Ah Boris Johnson, who couldn’t even get the better of Paul Merton and Ian Hislop is going to take on our Nige is he, poor fella he stands no chance!

    • John Dalton

      Hopefully by now the voters have seen through this self-entitled, self-serving clown.

      The last thing the Conservative Party needs is this immigration Ken Clark-esque buffoon in charge.

      They need someone of the mettle of David Davis to have a hope of clawing back respect (and votes) from one-time conservative voters – or for us to have a hope of turning back all the poisonous leftist policies started under Labour and continued unchallenged under Mr Slippery.

      The gap is closing for us to stop our country descending into third world oblivion.

  • swatnan

    Has BoZo made a pact with Nige that he will not campaign in Thanet S and Nige will not campaign in Uxbridge? And that should theTories be the bigger Party in 2015, that he BoZo, will form a Coalition with Nige’s UKIP mob?

    • Conway

      Why should UKIP, which wants controlled immigration and an exit from the EU, consider joining up with Boris who wants an amnesty for illegal immigrants and the EU to expand, including Turkey?

      • swatnan

        Surely you can’t believe a word that BoZo says after all the U Turns and backtacking he’s indulged in? The man is an opportunistista and an egomaniac. Lets hope the constituents of Uxbridge give hiim the raspberry. Incidently I am against Turkey joining the EU because it is not in Europe but the ME; next they’ll be asking Israel in.

  • Malcolm Stevas

    Surely that should read “Oxbridge”?

  • Shlomo_Karmdown

    I’m sure the detail of his phone call with Darius are about to be explored.

  • MirthaTidville

    I think you will find the Conservatives, or whats left of them, will be rather more keen to use Boris to clear up the terrible mess Dave will have left behind..I don`t envy him

  • cambridgeelephant

    “which suggests that the Conservatives are keen to use Boris as their anti-Farage weapon.”

    Something about a bolting horse and the stable door comes to mind. If the Tories were so concerned about UKIP 2005 – just the time Dave showed up – was the time to do something about it. Instead almost every action they have taken and every word Cameron has spoken since then, seems designed to boost UKIP’s standing.

    And indeed it is self evident they have succeeded. Where was UKP in 2005 and where is it now ? Is the question to be asked, if you doubt that.

    Having been repeatedly bitten I doubt if the electorate will be anything other than many times shy.

    But good news for Boris as he will undoubtedly succeed and may have to pick up the pieces after Dave departs.

    • Mynydd

      “Where was UKP in 2005 and where is it now” The same place, no MPs in 2005 and no MPs 2014, controlled no councils in 2005 and control no councils in 2014.

      • cambridgeelephant

        That’s right ! You keep taking those tablets. Stick with the course right up to the middle of May 2015. It’ll do you the world of good.

  • Frank

    Boris appears to be a thrombosis about to happen.