Boris Johnson

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:…

Boris for a second term

10 September 2010 17:23

Boris’s decision to announce today that he is to run again for Mayor of London is intriguing. Many in government…

From the archives – Boris for Mayor

10 September 2010 15:16

Boris Johnson has announced his candidacy for a second term as London Mayor. Here is what he wrote for the…

BoJo to stand for a second term as London Mayor

10 September 2010 9:07

Today, it seems, the uncertainty is going to come an end: Boris Johnson will confirm that he is running for…

Ambition should be made of sterner stuff

17 August 2010 13:03

Few writers can make a silly season story read like official history, so it’s worth drifting behind the Times’ paywall to read Rachel…

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…