Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson sets out his blue collar Conservative manifesto

7 August 2015 19:09

How do the Tories win over low-income workers for good? That’s the question occupying the mind of anyone seriously thinking about the 2020 election, rather than assuming that Jeremy Corbyn… Continue reading

Commuters queuing for tube trains at Green Park Tube Station ahead of the tube strike in evening rush hour of July 8, 2015 in London, England.

Today’s Tube strike is about people vs. technology, not unions and Tories

5 August 2015 8:31

At 6:30pm this evening, London will descend into chaos as the City deals with yet another Tube strike. This time, Transport for London and the RMT trade union are squabbling… Continue reading

G7 Finance Ministers Meet In Dresden

Breaking: Tory leadership contest underway

3 August 2015 10:41

Water cannons at the ready: the Tory leadership contest is officially underway. How does Mr S know this? Well, in a clear sign that George Osborne means business, he has… Continue reading

The one place that Boris might actually find an authorised water cannon

In defence of Boris Johnson’s water cannon

26 July 2015 10:21

The spat between Boris Johnson and Theresa May over the acquisition of three second hand ones from the German police has the air of a dormitory water pistol fight that… Continue reading


Theresa May humiliates Boris Johnson with water cannon announcement

15 July 2015 14:36

In case the Labour leadership fracas has distracted you, there is still a Tory leadership contest going on, albeit with a slightly longer timetable. George Osborne has had a good… Continue reading


Isil stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Does David Cameron not realise this?

2 July 2015 18:09

It is very easy to make David Cameron and the Scottish National Party look ridiculous. But as every soldier and journalist knows, just because a target is easy doesn’t mean… Continue reading


The Spectator summer party, in pictures

1 July 2015 23:11

With a Tory majority to celebrate, the Cabinet turned out in full force for this year’s Spectator summer party. As David Cameron and George Osborne caught up with their old head… Continue reading

Rachel, Boris and Jo Johnson. Only one of them received a first class degree (Photo: Getty)

Jo Johnson takes aim at those who ‘coast within the 2.1 band’

1 July 2015 11:49

This morning Jo Johnson gave a speech in which he outlined his recommendations for the way in which universities grade students. The new science and universities minister suggested that they rethink… Continue reading

David Cameron Answers Questions With Business Staff In Hendon

Five things affected by the Airports Commission’s decision to back Heathrow

1 July 2015 9:11

So, now we know: it’s Heathrow. After three years, numerous representations, a ton of lobbying and much political handwringing, Sir Howard Davies’s Airports Commission has recommended building a third runway… Continue reading

General Election 2015 campaign - May 2nd

Ed Miliband is subject of ridicule in new song

26 June 2015 13:04

After anti-austerity protesters turned on Russell Brand for endorsing Labour at a protest on Saturday, it was only a matter of time til Ed Miliband faced a similar backlash over… Continue reading


Boris Johnson has his ‘Joe Biden moment’ at LBC debate

24 June 2015 11:15

Last night Boris Johnson took part in his final State of London debate with LBC host Nick Ferrari, before he finishes in his role as Mayor of London and focuses on… Continue reading

Bell Pottinger Summer Party

Rachel Johnson lifts the lid on Newsnight

23 June 2015 14:28

Rachel Johnson has never been shy of using her Notting Hill neighbours as a source of ‘inspiration’ for her series of chick-lit Notting Hell books. Her latest book Fresh Hell is no exception.… Continue reading

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper speaks during a meeting in London, United Kingdom, on June 15, 2015.

Yvette Cooper attacks David Cameron for a ‘blind spot’ on women

18 June 2015 18:01

Yvette Cooper addressed a lobby lunch today and put on an impressive performance. In contrast to her slightly wooden performance during last night’s debate, Cooper came across as straightforward and… Continue reading

Boris Johnson confronted by a cabbie. Photo: The Sun.

Why Boris’s four letter word exchange with a Cabbie won’t do him much harm

17 June 2015 22:32

The Sun has video footage of Boris Johnson telling a Cab driver to ‘f— off and die’. Normally, this would sound pretty dire for a politician. But having watched the… Continue reading

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Osborne’s audition

14 June 2015 10:58

On Wednesday at Noon, George Osborne will rise to respond for the government at Prime Minister’s Questions. The symbolism of this moment won’t be lost on anyone on the Tory… Continue reading

Zac Goldsmith and Boris Johnson at an anti-Heathrow rally.

The Conservatives’ Heathrow conundrum

9 June 2015 16:33

The Tories are facing a Heathrow problem. With Zac Goldsmith joining the race for the London mayoral nomination today, the idea of the Conservatives supporting a Heathrow expansion is becoming harder… Continue reading

The one place that Boris might actually find an authorised water cannon

Boris Johnson: ministers should be allowed to campaign for Brexit

9 June 2015 11:51

Boris Johnson is back to his old tricks, causing headaches for David Cameron. After the Prime Minister’s confused position on whether ministers should be allowed to take part in the ‘Out’ campaign,… Continue reading

Boris Johnson Attends A Rally Against The Heathrow Expansion

Zac Goldsmith to run for Mayor of London

9 June 2015 10:48

Finally the Conservatives could have a decent and recognisable candidate for Mayor of London. Zac Goldsmith has told the Standard that he wants to put himself forward for the Tory… Continue reading


Sol Campbell enters Tory mayoral race: ‘I’m in it to win it’

8 June 2015 8:33

Sol Campbell has thrown his hat into the ring to represent the Conservative Party in the 2016 London mayoral election. The official announcement comes after the former England footballer voiced his… Continue reading

Zac Goldsmith was one of a number of Tory MPs to criticise Maria Miller this morning. He said he was surprised she hadn't resigned.

Is Zac Goldsmith too posh to run for Mayor of London?

6 June 2015 11:30

Given that Zac Goldsmith once likened the possibility of himself running for City Hall to ‘a suicide mission‘, it comes as little surprise that not everyone in the Tory camp… Continue reading

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George Galloway’s presence will spice up the London mayoral campaign

28 May 2015 15:40

George Galloway’s announcement on Twitter this afternoon that he is standing for London Mayor hasn’t surprised many, given he suggested he would do so before he even lost his seat… Continue reading


Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons

27 May 2015 17:13

Boris has finally spoken. Intervening on his Tory colleague Cheryl Gillan, who was complaining about a lack of funding for rural public services and transport, the new MP for Uxbridge… Continue reading


Which London mayoral hopeful has a ‘plethora of erotic art’?

21 May 2015 16:27

With Ivan Massow currently vying to be the next Mayor of London, the businessman released a campaign video this week explaining who he is and why he is running. In… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament

Louise Mensch backs George Osborne to be the next Tory leader

15 May 2015 12:42

All this talk from Labour and the Liberal Democrats about who will be their next party leader appears to have got to the Tory camp. Although the dust is yet to… Continue reading

David and Samantha Cameron re-entering 10 Downing Street earlier this afternoon. Image: Getty

The reshuffle has begun – but the real excitement will happen on Monday

8 May 2015 17:49

David Cameron has reappointed several of the most senior members of the government. George Osborne stays as Chancellor, Theresa May remains Home Secretary, Philip Hammond Foreign Secretary and Michael Fallon… Continue reading