Mayor of London

In defence of Sadiq Khan’s EU citizenship plan

18 February 2020 15:50

Sadiq Khan has ventured to Brussels today to meet with European Union negotiators. London’s mayor has a plan to convince EU officials…

Sadiq Khan has kowtowed to the protectionists over Uber

22 September 2017 13:53

Let’s face it, the decision today by TfL not to renew Uber’s licence to operate in London has not come…

London not open for Larry, the Downing Street cat

20 December 2016 11:24

As part of Sadiq Khan’s ongoing efforts to prove London is ‘united and open for business, and to the world’ in…

Another day, another former Mayor of London brings up Hitler

16 May 2016 10:30

Is there something in the water at City Hall? Mr S only asks after Boris Johnson became the second former Mayor…

The Spectator podcast: Ex Labour advisor calls on Corbyn’s enemies to act

7 April 2016 8:45

Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies within the Labour party are known to be dreaming about a time after his leadership. But why…

Does Ken Livingstone really get his advice on Islamic theology from The Sun?

23 February 2016 16:24

As some light relief from all this EU discussion, I thought readers might like to hear about Isis. Or at…

BoJo gets his mojo back

8 October 2015 15:25

The Tories had a good few days in Manchester. But one Tory had a particularly good week, Boris Johnson. A…

Cabbies storm London City Hall over Uber row

16 September 2015 17:56

Boris Johnson’s war with black cab drivers stepped up a notch today. His monthly Mayor’s Question Time session was abruptly…

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…

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…

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…

Does Evgeny Lebedev fancy being Mayor of London?

27 February 2015 17:11

While the Tories scrabble around for a candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral election, Mr S hears one millionaire is already eyeballing…

What’s Lord Adonis up to?

19 February 2014 15:53

Lucky Lord Adonis has spent the last few days travelling around London by bus as part of his ‘London By…

A look at Labour’s London line-up

8 January 2014 10:04

The open primary to choose the 2016 Labour candidate for London Mayor is a dot on horizon; but speculation is…

Philip Blond for Mayor of London?

18 July 2013 17:42

While David Cameron, assisted by a trio of pyjama-clad children and the Chancellor, was entertaining the ladies and gentleman of Her Majesty’s…

Boris Johnson’s 2020 vision: 5 key points

11 June 2013 15:30

Boy, is Boris Johnson persuasive. Not for him the anodyne policy documents that anyone else in regional or central government…

It’ll take more than Eddie Mair to stop Boris

24 March 2013 20:35

I’ve just watched the Boris interview with Eddie Mair and I have to say, these dogs won’t hunt. Mair threw…

Another Mayor Johnson?

18 May 2012 14:07

The 2012 London mayoral election may barely have finished, but already there’s speculation as to who might run — and…

Boris has the greatest global clout

27 April 2012 17:14

Ni hao. In recent days, Boris, Ken and Brian have all leapt headlong onto Weibo, China’s highly popular version of…

The View from 22 — Boris on the stump

26 April 2012 19:17

As promised, here’s our exclusive podcast interview with Boris Johnson. He kindly took some time away from running around Marylebone…