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Boris in Metroland

14 September 2014 12:02

Gaily into Uxbridge Station runs the red electric train, And alighting on the platform – he with the albino mane. Can he charm the blue-rinsed matrons, Past-it bankers, golf club… Continue reading

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Boris Johnson Stand For Selection As An MP

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

13 September 2014 10:42

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

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

2 September 2014 14:23

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

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson plays ten

Breaking: Boris Johnson to stand in Uxbridge

26 August 2014 13:48

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

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Boris Johnson Speech on Europe

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

25 August 2014 10:10

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

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How the FOBs, FOGs and FOTs could trip themselves up in the Tory leadership fight

7 August 2014 17:12

FOB, FOG or FOT? Which one are you? In this week’s Spectator, Harry Mount examines the machinations of the Friends of Boris as they set their star man up for… Continue reading

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Mayor Boris Johnson Launches London's West End Police Team

Podcast: Boris is back, Baroness Warsi’s resignation and the demise of the ‘nice girl’

7 August 2014 10:35

Here comes Boris! After he announced yesterday that he will stand as an MP in 2015, the next Tory leadership fight has just begun. Now that Boris is back in… Continue reading

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson visit to Newark

Boris Johnson lays down the gauntlet to David Cameron

6 August 2014 17:44

Much has been made of the news that Boris Johnson intends to return to parliament at next year’s general election. The announcement, made in the Q&A session after his speech… Continue reading

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Ukip need not fear Boris Johnson

6 August 2014 16:41

So Boris Johnson is standing for parliament next year, triggering speculation about what would happen if David Cameron lost the election. Could we have Ed Miliband as prime minister, followed… Continue reading

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6 August 2014 15:07

So Boris has made his great leap. The blond king over the water has revealed his plans to cross the river, return to Parliament and assume what he believes is… Continue reading

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A Memorial Is Held On The 20th Anniversary Of The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence

Boris is ‘not expecting to get special treatment’

6 August 2014 13:10

So what now for Boris? He’s got to go through the selection process for a constituency, which he hasn’t yet settled upon, although I’ve outlined some of the options that… Continue reading

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Hold on to your hats. It's Boris vs George. (Image: MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Boris vs Team Osborne — the first skirmish

6 August 2014 12:58

Today was set to be a boring day in Westminster. Sajid Javid, a courtier to George Osborne, was billed to give (yet another) speech about how the economy is going… Continue reading

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Where could Boris stand?

6 August 2014 10:39

This week’s Spectator charts Boris Johnson’s return to Parliament – and examines the network of MPs already helping him get there. You’ll have to wait till tomorrow to read Harry… Continue reading

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Breaking: Boris Johnson says ‘I will try to stand’ as an MP in 2015

6 August 2014 10:14

Boris Johnson has just told journalists that he will in ‘all probability’ stand as an MP in 2015. After his speech on Europe, he was asked whether he would stand,… Continue reading

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Is David Cameron still afraid of Brexit?

4 August 2014 12:04

Boris Johnson’s speech this week is one of the few domestic issues really animating Westminster. He will argue that the UK should not be ‘frightened’ of leaving the EU, supposedly… Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s European crusade to save the Tory party

3 August 2014 10:55

The Sunday Telegraph has news that Boris Johnson will give a speech next week in which he will throw his weight behind a report, published by Volterra, calling for Britain… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband says of politicians ‘you could find people who look less like Wallace’. Cartoon: Peter Brooks

Boris Johnson minces Ed ‘Image’ Miliband

28 July 2014 9:00

Mr S can only commend Boris Johnson’s column in the Telegraph today. It eviscerates Ed Miliband for his hypocrisy over ‘image’ and ‘substance’. As Boris puts it: ‘Ed Miliband is… Continue reading

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson plays ten

Boris Johnson won’t play tennis with Putin’s cronies

23 July 2014 11:43

‘I think you have to do stuff that actually hits Putin and his government where it hurts. I know about this tennis match – they volunteered me to play tennis… Continue reading

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Sorry Dave, it’s Boris and Farage for Charlie Brooks

19 July 2014 18:58

The other darling of the CLA Game Fair — alongside former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson — was Charlie Brooks (aka Mr Rebekah Wade), who appears to be back on the country scene… Continue reading

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Uxbridge set to be destination Boris?

11 July 2014 14:28

Mr S likes a flutter. His eyes were drawn to the latest speculation about Boris’s return to the Commons. Ladbrokes are offering 3-1 that the Blond Bombshell will be selected… Continue reading

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Jeremy Paxman’s last Newsnight made me want to be sick

19 June 2014 14:12

Did you not threaten to overrule him, Paxman? Did you not threaten to overrule your editor when he told you that he was going to let you finish your career… Continue reading

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Why do so many of our MPs feel the need to write books?

10 June 2014 17:39

It sometimes feels like there is a never-ending flood of books written by politicians delivered to the Spectator offices. Almost every week a new one – or the invitation to… Continue reading

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Boris tribute tavern opens

10 June 2014 12:16

Mr S has oft remarked that you have only made it in life when someone has named a watering hole after you. So congratulations to the Mayor of London, who has joined… Continue reading

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Shangri-La Hotel Opens In The Shard

Does Boris Johnson really want to see Tony Blair tried for war crimes?

12 May 2014 17:55

What are we supposed to make of Boris Johnson? I mean, are we supposed to pay attention to what Boris actually says? Or is he permitted to play the game… Continue reading

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Will Nigel Farage or Boris Johnson stand in the Newark by-election?

Who could win the Newark by-election?

29 April 2014 19:00

Who stands the best chance of winning the Newark by-election after Patrick Mercer’s resignation? It is a safe Conservative seat, which Mercer has held since 2001. At the last general… Continue reading

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