Boris Johnson

Cable tries to keep everyone happy – apart from the unions

6 June 2011 9:35

When the GMB union invited Vince Cable to address their conference today, I doubt they wanted this: a warning that…

Boris takes on Dave over London’s strikes

5 May 2011 16:13

The Telegraph’s James Kirkup has already highlighted Boris’s suggestion, yesterday, that the coalition is being “lily-livered” over strike laws. But,…

Boris’s remarkable ability to infuriate Labour

28 March 2011 20:04

Today’s Commons ding-dong on the riots that followed Saturday’s march was real, politics of the viscera stuff. The Labour benches…

Boris: give us a referendum on Europe

28 February 2011 15:51

Boris kicks off his Telegraph column today by observing that Colonel Gaddafi and Gordon Brown “look vaguely similar”. And yet…

Osborne’s tax headache

1 February 2011 11:37

No doubt about it, George Osborne is being pulled in two directions ahead of the Budget. There are those, such…

What are Osborne’s options?

31 January 2011 13:14

One of the most eyecatching political reports of the weekend was squirrelled away on page 16 (£) of the Sunday…

Has Maude shut the door in Boris’s face?

29 January 2011 16:32

Nigel Lawson and Francis Maude are both interviewed in the Telegraph today, and the results are very different in each…

Boris: George knows I’m right

28 January 2011 9:05

David Cameron and George Osborne must have hoped that their message from Davos today would be broadcast unimpeded. It is,…

Dave and Boris, united in anger

12 January 2011 11:08

A potent Tory tag team in the Sun today, as David Cameron and Boris Johnson join pens to take on…

Revealed: The Olympic cash-in

10 December 2010 14:29

It’s costing more than the government cuts in welfare, more even than the UK’s Irish bail-out, but what exactly is…

There is such a thing as society, and it comes out in the snow

3 December 2010 16:42

Snow makes people statist. Or at least that is what you’d think if you went by newspaper headlines alone. Why…

Dave v Boris wars: a prequel?

18 November 2010 16:50

David Cameron was on sparkling form last night, at our Parliamentarian of the Year awards. He joked about his photographer…

It is when Boris comes from the right that he is a threat to Cameron

30 October 2010 18:21

The ease with which Number 10 dealt with Boris Johnson’s sally on housing benefit has revealed something important. A challenge…

Housing benefit reform is a Good Thing

30 October 2010 10:46

Dressed with his effortless prose, Matthew Parris has a point (£) that proves why he is the leading commentator of…

Boris v Dave, this time it’s serious

28 October 2010 13:16

Make no mistake about it, Boris Johnson’s rhetorical assault on the coalition’s housing benefit plan is a direct challenge to…

Osborne gets behind infrastructure

17 October 2010 15:26

One of the most significant things we have seen today is George Osborne’s announcement that Crossrail, Mersey Gateway, the big…

Boris well ahead in the first Mayoral poll

5 October 2010 15:11

The first Boris vs Ken poll of the season carries an obvious health warning: there are other candidates to come,…

Boris vs the unions

4 October 2010 15:34

It was all so Osborne-a-go-go earlier that we didn’t have chance to mention Boris’s speech to the Tory conference. By…

Boris v Ken, round 2

24 September 2010 10:19

What we have long expected has now been confirmed: Ken Livingstone will be Labour’s candidate against Boris in 2012. From…

When the Pope met Boris

17 September 2010 16:35

A good scoop from The Catholic Herald. Stuart Reid reveals what Mayor Boris Johnson said to the Pontiff last night:…