Boris

The Brilliance of Boris: From a Labour Supporter

Michael Simpson | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Simpson

Our increasing distance from politicians is justified because true vulnerability, the very emotion that makes us human, is so lacking in political discourse. It's no wonder that we are charmed by BoJo's blundering candour. He's the only person in political office who has taken the risk of revealing his weird self.

WATCH: Union Protesters Lay Siege To Boris Johnson's Car, Sit On Its Bonnet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics

Protesters from the Unite union lay siege to Boris Johnson's car on Tuesday, as the mayor returned from a visit to a container port in Essex. The d...

Boris Johnson's Most Cringeworthy Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson. Loved and loathed in equal measures no-one can deny the entertainment value the man provides. Always up for getting stuck in he i...

Ukip Supporters More Likely To Vote Tory If Boris Was Leader

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics

More than a third of Ukip voters would be more likely to support the Conservative party if Boris Johnson replaced David Cameron as leader, new polling...

Number Of Homeless In London Doubles Under Boris

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Politics

The number of homeless people sleeping rough on London's streets has almost doubled since Boris Johnson became mayor, new figures show. Rough sleep...

TfL Boss Bought Toy Buses For Boris On Expenses

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Politics

You wait ages for a toy bus to play with - and then four of them come along at once. The head of Transport for London has claimed £175 on expenses...

Cameron Laughs At Boris's Thatcher Airport Plan

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

David Cameron has sniggered at Boris Johnson's suggestion that his proposed estuary airport could be named after Margaret Thatcher, insisting the Lond...

Boris Pictured Walking Past Homeless Man As He Talks Of 'Vibrance And Glory' Of Croydon

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson announced that £1bn will be pumped into Croydon on Thursday, in a redevelopment plan that will see a new Westfield set up in the South ...

Why Child Benefit Encapsulates Britain's Class War

Jemma Wayne | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

For many families in that 15%, Child Benefit represents the last visible, tangible thing they receive from the state. If they do not send their children to state school, if they use private healthcare, if they pay for their lawyers, drive a car, own their property, and have never claimed welfare, then this may be the only state benefit they have ever received. And put in these terms, they may well feel entitled to it. Of course, it can be argued that they are privileged not to have to rely on state infrastructure not to have to sit on NHS waiting lists or suffer a post-code lottery education.

You Heard It Here First - The Year in Tweets

Bruce Daisley | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

On Wednesday Twitter released the Year on Twitter - the story of 2012 told through our users' Tweets. The big stories were easily brought back to mind. The vivid image of Boris Johnson dancing at the Olympics created the highest spike in UK Twitter conversation, based on the number of Tweets sent per second. You may recall the episode. The most retweeted message of the year - and of all time - featured Barack Obama clutching Michelle in a robust bodily embrace.

Who (Or What) Does Boris Johnson Really Look Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Even thousands of miles away in South-East Asia, Boris Johnson appears to attract the buffoonery that we have come to expect from him closer to home. ...

The King? Boris Becker? Or Just 'That Guy On The Zip Line'? (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Forget Downing Street, Boris Johnson could well set his sights on Buckingham Palace as bemused Indian locals mistook him for the King of England on th...

Boris Johnson Defends 'Our Imperilled Press'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has leapt to the defence of Britain's free press, emphasising his support for "our imperilled" media by saying it would be a national tr...

Boris Shows Us That With Communication, Tone Wins It

Bruce Daisley | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Bruce Daisley

Boris Johnson stood on the Mall and bid a passionate farewell to the London Games. While I've seen American friends do it, this was the first speech by a politician that I've seen Brits post on Facebook. What was the difference? Well tone wins the day. Yes, Boris has a delicious mastery of the English language.

WATCH: Boris Johnson's Funniest Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Ah, Boris Johnson really is the comedy gift that keeps on giving, isn't he? Just imagine what japes we'll all have when he's Prime Minister. (We know,...

Could 'Sex Robots' Be The Future Of Prostitution?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The adult sex toy industry is booming, according to The National Turk, who recently reported the Ningbo Yamei plastic toy factory in China sold more t...

A Green Mayor Could Make a Huge Difference to the UK

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

A Green Mayor, along with Greens elected on the London wide list vote (orange ballot paper) could make a huge difference to London and the UK. We will cut fares, invest in public transport and reduce traffic. We will improve green spaces and reduce pollution. We will make housing affordable and hold down rents. We will reduce the gap between rich and poor.

Jeremy Hunt: From Son Of An Admiral To The Cabinet Table

PA | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt enjoyed a rapid rise through Conservative party ranks and was often tipped as a potential future leader. The popular,...

A 'Newt-Fancying Tax Dodging Bendy Bus Fetishist'?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson inferred Ken Livingstone was a "newt fancying, tax dodging, bendy bus fetishist" as he launched his mayoral re-election campaign. The...

A London Fund is Something Both Mayoral Candidates Should Support

Luke Bozier | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK
Luke Bozier

My pet cause is aspiration. I have said time and again that I believe aspiration is a Gordian knot; it cuts across a range of social and economic issues. It doesn't solve all issues, and there are some people for whom aspiration won't help.

Boris: 'No Plans To Become An MP'

PA | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said he does not expect to do "another big job in politics" after leaving City Hall. Mr John...

Is it Acceptable to Express a Preference When it Comes to the Sex of Your Baby?

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Week 25 begins today and for the more impatient (ie me) amongst us, we are week 26 and in week 25!