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Boris Not A 'Shoe-In' For Uxbridge Seat, Warns Top Local Tory

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is "not a shoo-in" for the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip and will have to decide "fairly quickly" if he wants to ...

Boris' City Hall Staff Get Free Help To Stay Mindful

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

London mayor Boris Johnson may be known for bounding about the political stage in the style of a human dynamo, but his staff at City Hall are at least...

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...

London 'Doesn't Need' Paris-Style Traffic Restrictions, BoJo's Adviser Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

London "doesn't need" to use the pollution-tackling measures introduced in Paris, a senior adviser to Boris Johnson has said, after the French capital...

It's Boris vs George

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a d...

Isn't It Time We Got Serious About Wildlife Crime?

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

When the UK is hosting a two day international summit on the illegal wildlife trade, involving two future kings of our country and world leaders from fifty nations, all invited by the prime minister, why does the Met police have a team of only five people to fight an illegal trade estimated to be worth $19billion a year? Isn't it time we got serious about this crime?

'Vulgar' Boris Dismissed By Heathrow Commission

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson doled out "vulgar abuse" in the row over a third runway at Heathrow airport, the boss of a government-appointed commission has said. ...

How We Made the World's Biggest Multi-Sensory New Year's Eve Celebration

Bompas & Parr | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bompas & Parr

Working closely with Vodafone and the Mayor of London, the ambition for London's 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations was our biggest challenge to date: for the greatest number of people in human history to have a simultaneous multi-sensory experience. As a world first, it was a project far bigger in scale than anything we've ever attempted before...

New Year's Eve Fireworks: Sound and Vision... Taste and Smell

David Atkinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Atkinson

The Mayor of London's New Year's Eve Firework Display was flagged as the spectacular visual extravaganza we've come to expect, but this year it was also billed as the world's first ever 'multi-sensory' firework display thanks to a partnership with Vodafone and experimental food scientists Bompas & Parr.

High Court Fire Cuts Challenge Fails

Gareth Milner | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Despite 94% of Londoners opposing cuts to the fire service, it looks like the closure of 10 fire stations and over 500 front line firefighters will be cut. The closure of these stations is expected to take place in January. In the high court, seven different local authorities argued that the planned cuts were "dangerous, irrational and unlawful". It was this high court challenge that failed.

Knowledge and Networks Are the Key to Unlock British Business With China

Oliver Shiell | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Oliver Shiell

The message from Beijing is clear: the all-important political will that is so evidently present from Downing Street must be met with an enhanced commitment from Britain's business community.

The Aspirational Blame Game

Camila Batmanghelidjh | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Camila Batmanghelidjh

Young people surviving in the ghettoes of Britain are at the receiving end of humiliating insults from politicians. The Prime Minister, with the best of intentions, advocates for people of any community to rise to the top - in the media, judiciary, armed services and politics. He suggests that aspirations "need to be raised". Simultaneously, the Mayor of London says that 16% "of our species" has an IQ below 85, and 2% of the population have an IQ above 130. He goes on to conclude that inequality is essential "for the spirit of envy and a valuable spur to economic activity... The income gap between the top cornflakes and the bottom cornflakes is getting wider than ever". But between the lines, he is suggesting that those with higher IQs - and sometimes higher greed - will invariably achieve greater things, and that is just the way it is.

Parents Need More Than Lip-Service From Mayor and Government

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

Childcare professionals know that for many parents, the cost of childcare is so high that they will never go back to work because it simply does not pay for them to do so. The London Assembly's report stated that 63% of working parents said the cost of childcare had affected their decision about whether or not to work, and 73% said it affected how many hours they worked.

As Lord Mayor, I Hope to Better Enable Young Women to Fulfil Their Business Ambitions

Fiona Woolf CBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Fiona Woolf CBE

Being the second woman in the role is exciting for me too - a lot of emphasis is put on the first woman in a position (a role that has been mine on several occasions), but being the second shows the normalisation of female leadership that has taken place in the 30 years since Mary Donaldson become the first female Lord Mayor in 1983.

George Galloway: I Like Elections But Being An MP Is Tedious

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

George Galloway has admitted that while he likes running for election he isn't actually that keen on doing his job as an MP. The Respect MP, who ha...

Jessica Elgot

Stonewall 'Some People Are Gay' Posters To Be Challenged By Gay Cure Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

A gay cure group is to pursue Transport for London for allowing Stonewall to display its “Some people are gay. Get over it!” campaign on London bu...

Johnson Ruffled By Chinese Human Rights Questions

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson became noticeably hot under the collar, probed on China's human rights record in a tough interview on a visit to the country - and chall...

The London Visa - A New Immigration Alternative?

Katrina Cooper | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Politics
Katrina Cooper

Fresh from the success of London Fashion Week and with the Tech Entrepreneurs week also off to a flying start, you have to ask yourself whether or not the proposed 'London Visa' by Boris Johnson is necessary or warranted.

'Barclays Johnson'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson will change his name to 'Barclays Johnson' if the bank continues to provide financial support for the London bike scheme. The Mayor o...

Let The Aussies In

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Head | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has called for Britain to end its "discrimination" against Australians and other citizens of Commonwealth countries by "looking beyond E...

No More Excuses for Failure

Ashish Prashar | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ashish Prashar

It is time black minority ethnics take responsibility for their own lives and stop making excuses. Growing up, I made quite a few mistakes myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a person from a minority group down.

Boosting London's Housing Options

Richard Blakeway | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Blakeway

London needs to deliver more homes of all types to support its economy and population boom - about twice as many as during the past twenty years but, intriguingly, only about half as many as were built each year during London's house building boom in the 1930s, despite the wider economic challenges of that decade.

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...

What Can We Learn From The Germans?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics

"We have nothing to fear from Germany." So says Boris Johnson who just happens to be on holiday there while writing his Telegraph column. The M...