Boris Johnson

Cable won’t be Coalition candidate for Mayor

16 August 2010 19:30

The most bizarre story of the day is Michael Crick’s post saying that in Number 10 there’s discussion of Vince…

A Boris success story?

30 July 2010 14:33

As strange as it sounds, the launch of Boris’s cycle hire scheme is a significant moment for the Mayor of…

Boris’ calculations

27 July 2010 10:37

There has been some speculation, most of it idle, that Boris Johnson will not stand for re-election as London Mayor…

Who will follow Cameron?

5 July 2010 19:43

Matthew d’Ancona’s piece in the new GQ on who’ll succeed David Cameron as Tory leader has been much discussed today.…

Boris is keeping the faith

5 July 2010 17:17

Both Tim Montgomerie and Bernard Jenkin report that Boris has not lost the faith: the Mayor of London is opposed…

Is Boris the only Tory losing faith in FPTP?

5 July 2010 13:24

While we’re on the subject of Boris, this article by the Times’s Sam Coates is worth noting down.  It suggests…

How Boris is influencing the coalition’s battle against the unions

5 July 2010 11:54

This morning’s Times devotes its front page to how the government is borrowing Boris’s ideas for combating the unions.  But…

The developing picture

11 May 2010 12:37

The emnity between Labour and the SNP is legendary. Scenting opportunity, Angus Robertson has tried to appeal to Labour’s progressive…

So now we know how Boris feels about coalition government

10 May 2010 9:08

Aside from a few quips about Walls sausages and Meccano, Boris has kept his views relatively private since the events…

Boris – on a scooter

15 April 2010 11:06

  Hat-tip: ConservativeHome

These strikes are a gift to the Tories

19 March 2010 17:43

It is rare that a political party is handed an issue that enables it to rally its base, appeal to…

Is Boris’ resignation a problem?

27 January 2010 10:46

Boris Johnson has resigned as Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, apparently because he could not devote enough time to…

Mayor Mandelson?

20 December 2009 10:21

When Mandelson said in his Spectator interview that he plans another 15 to 20 years in politics, what could he…

How far could Boris go?

11 December 2009 12:25

At Tory conference a bunch of candidates got together for supper. The conversation turned, as it so often does on…

Who cares about the playing fields of Eton?

4 December 2009 0:49

The Eton question came up on Question Time – is Labour right to use class in the run-up to the…

Commissioner Boris

27 November 2009 11:07

The Evening Standard reports that Boris Johnson is set to become the Tories’ first elected police commissioner. Chris Grayling told…

The Tory leadership could be talking like Boris soon

16 November 2009 10:48

So Boris is attacking the 50p tax rate again – and rightly so.  In his Telegraph column today, the Mayor…

What can the Tories learn from Boris’s fare dilemma?

15 October 2009 12:59

Oh dear.  Boris has just had to announce a bunch of inflation-busting fare increases for public transport in London.  From…

St George’s Day: A Perfect Celebration of Inferiority

24 April 2009 23:04

The ersatz English pride expressed by the entirely bogus St George’s Day celebrations is deeply creepy. I hate it. Wandering…

Boris Just Doesn’t Get It

2 April 2009 23:25

When I began making my film about Ken Livingstone last year it became clear pretty quickly that there were serious…