London Mayor Boris Johnson

9 Awkward Times Boris Used Weasel Words To Avoid Saying He Wants Dave's Job

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has finally decided to stop ducking questions about his parliamentary ambitions, telling reporters this morning that "in all probability...

Any Similarities Are Entirely Deliberate - Depicting Real Political Figures on Stage

Robert Khan | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Khan

In our new play KINGMAKER, also set for Edinburgh this year, our lead character is this time called Max Newman (played by Alan Cox), a bumbling, charismatic former Tory Mayor of London who seizes his opportunity to stand for the leadership of the Conservative party and become prime minister. Sound familiar?

Banning Cab App Uber In London Would Be Hard, Says BoJo

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned that it would be "difficult" to ban the controversial cab app Uber, which has angered taxi drivers so much that they last wee...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 13 June 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The problem with the news is that it can often be uncomfortable, bleak and serious. Some things can't be given a positive or acerbic spin, and this week reminds us more than most...

Boris Spends £90,000 Of Taxpayers' Money On Water Cannon - Despite Government Yet To Agree To Their Use

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

London Mayor Boris Johnson has ordered the purchase of three water cannon - even though the Government has yet to agree they can be used. Some £90,00...

'Twitter Outrage' Drives the Media

Paul Blanchard | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

f Twitter is outraged, the whole country is outraged, right? Wrong. Even on racism, this most sensitive of issues, not everyone in the country is outraged. Not everyone wanted Clarkson sacked and not everyone thinks UKIP is a racist party...

Cameron Not Frustrated By Johnson's Indecision Over Commons Return

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron denied being frustrated at Boris Johnson's failure to declare whether he will seek a Commons return as the Prime Minister and London May...

BoJo: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Oliver Carter-Esdale | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Carter-Esdale

There is still much left for Boris to do in London, and his best option would be to firmly aim to finish his tenure here alone. Given the Tories record, I'm sure there will be someone in the Conservative party who overclaims for something somewhere and he'll be able to clamber into the Commons in a by-election sooner or later after 2016...

The Brilliance of Boris: From a Labour Supporter

Michael Simpson | Posted 26.05.2014 | 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.

Boris: 'I Don't Know How To Download Apps'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

Boris Johnson made one of the most awkward admissions possible at the launch of a new tech workspace in London: he not only did not have any "cool app...

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6 Things Boris Could Buy Instead Of A Bridge He Doesn't See The Point Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson made what critics branded a rather "strange" admission when he admitted to not getting the point of a London bridge project that he has ...

Boris: 'I Don't Know The Point Of A Bridge That I'm Paying £30 Million For'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has raised eyebrows by suggesting that he does not know "the point" of a London bridge on which he is spending £30 million of taxpayers...

Boris Johnson's Radicalisation Myth-Making

Arun Kundnani | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Arun Kundnani

Boris Johnson's suggestion this week that children of Islamic extremists be taken into care to prevent their being radicalised illustrates perfectly our collective failure to understand the problem of terrorism.

Free London Underground

Dale Bilson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Dale Bilson

If the calculations show that a job is obsolete, let's do something about it. Yes we need jobs. We need people doing work that is relevant, useful and advantageous to the economy. But not just any jobs, not jobs for the sake of having jobs, or because Bob Crow, with his ideological blinkers and fat pay check says so. We need real jobs, not artificial ones.

LOOK: Tube Strike Sparks Chaos In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The streets of London are this morning filled with sad-looking and wet commuters frantically trying to navigate their way to work via unfamiliar trans...

What Did Dave Avoid Saying He Agreed With Boris About?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has refused to say if he agrees with Boris Johnson's call for the 45p upper rate of tax to be cut even further to 40p. Under questio...

Guess How Much You Paid For Boris Johnson's Trip To China?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has come under fire after City Hall revealed that his Mayoral trade visit to China cost £65,000, in response to a Freedom of Informatio...

London Road Deaths: Boris Johnson Is Missing the Point

Caroline Russell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The Mayor is missing the point, thinking that the issue on London's streets is all about cycling... London is in grave danger of becoming famous not for finance, art, culture and cycling, but rather for road death and injury. We need a radical re-assessment of the purpose of our streets.

Boris Attacked For Tube Fare 'Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has come under fire for a 'highly politicised stunt' over tube fares in London after prices for 2014 were unveiled. Public transport ...

Has Boris Finally Lost the Plot?

Edward Adoo | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Love or hate Boris Johnson he tends to get things wrong as we all do because we are human and it's only natural but this time in my true and humble opinion BOJO has gone too far and overstepped the mark on all counts.

10 Remarkable People Who Would Fail Boris Johnson's Over-130 IQ Test

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy

"I said I was the greatest, not the smartest." - Muhammad Ali In a speech honouring Margaret Thatcher this week, Boris Johnson called for more to...

Boris Johnson Wants To Bring Back Thatcher's Eighties

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has positioned himself as heir apparent to Margaret Thatcher after delivering the annual Centre for Policy Studies Margaret Thatcher lec...

When the Mayor Gets Blamed, Boris Gets Personal

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Over the past week the mayor has responded to criticism of his cycling policies by suggesting cyclists are making rash decisions on the roads and by repeating a unfounded claim he made to me in October 2011 that wearing headphones whilst cycling or walking could be blamed for an increase in the numbers injured in London.

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How 'Stonkingly Rich' Is BoJo?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has admitted to wondering what his life would be like if he was "stonkingly rich". Writing in the Telegraph today about how much the ...

'I Have A Dream Of Boris Island Airport'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has told business leaders he "had a dream" of Britain having a "new hub airport" like his proposed "Boris Island" site. In a speech ...