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Boris Johnson

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British Conservative politician and journalist. Mayor of London since 2008, he previously ... More »Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British Conservative politician and journalist. Mayor of London since 2008, he previously served as the Member of Parliament for Henley and as editor of The Spectator magazine. Johnson was educated at the Primrose Hill Primary School, Camden, European School of Brussels, Ashdown House School, Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Literae Humaniores. He began his career in journalism with The Times, and later moved on to The Daily Telegraph where he became assistant editor. He was appointed editor of The Spectator in 1999. In the 2001 general election he was elected to the House of Commons and became one of the most high profile politicians in the country. He has also written several books. Under Michael Howard, Johnson briefly served on the Conservative front bench as the Shadow Minister for the Arts from April 2004 until November 2004. When David Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2005,... [ Wikipedia ]

SIMON HEFFER: George, Boris and a bloody brawl to succeed Dave

Interestingly, Mr Osborne’s admirers have concluded that his role in Maria Miller’s resignation was leaked by people who want Boris Johnson to be the next Tory leader. Their aim, apparently, was to ­portray Mr Osborne as a ­Machiavellian figure who stabs people in the back. One thing is ...

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SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Kate's home village in a tiswas over Chris Tarrant's new extension

Boris Johnson is to be the star attraction at the Althorp Literary Festival at the estate of his Old Etonian contemporary, Earl Spencer. As the finale of the June festival, London Mayor Boris will give a talk on ‘things literary and beyond’. ‘As an Eton and Oxford scholar, he is ...

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Boris Johnson becomes Flappy Mayor in new app

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has become the star of new app Flappy Mayor, paying homage to the deleted Flappy Bird. The iOS app encourages users to tap the screen in order to propel a cartoon avatar of the Mayor through a series of pipes bearing the visage of late RMT leader Bob Crow...

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Nigel Farage has joined 'big league' and must expect scrutiny, Lord Tebbit says

" He suggested that Mr Farage could learn lessons in dealing with press scrutiny from Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Mr Johnson has flourished despite a colourful private life in which he had two affairs and fathered a love child. As well as scrutiny over his use of ...

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Michael Gove and 'hot sex' – the ultimate turn off

And didn't he reportedly get drunk at a dinner party last month and say that Boris Johnson was unfit to lead the country? Reportedly, yes. So is it possible that all these moments of self-conscious wackiness are his attempt to emulate Johnson's loose-cannon appeal in a crazed bid ...

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Why do people come to London? For all the hot sex! Gove's bizarre outburst in Cabinet meeting which...

Increasingly, he is seen as a rival future leader to Boris Johnson. The Mail on Sunday revealed last month how a ‘tipsy’ Mr Gove called Mr Johnson ‘unfit’ to run Britain at a private dinner party. And he told this newspaper two weeks ago that he was a fan of ‘chap hop’ rapper Mr B ...

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My idea of hell? 5,000 Irish dancers – and me

It is big business – London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, said this week’s championships represent a “vital boost to London’s economy”. Indeed, the busiest part of the event is the vendors’ area, bustling with international stallholders selling outfits and accessories: diamanté tiaras; row ...

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West Ham Nets First .London Domain Name

Mayor Boris Johnson said: "There is enormous interest in .london from businesses right across the capital, not just from high street brands but from the small businesses that are the lifeblood of London's economy. Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham, said: “As the traditional London ...

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Whatever happened to London's knife-crime epidemic?

Back in the summer of 2008, the Metropolitan Police, with Boris Johnson's approval, reacted to the knife problem with Operation Blunt 2. The approach was centred on the use of stop and search, and its effects are much disputed. While the then-deputy mayor for policing, Kit Malthouse...

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Boris Johnson gets Flappy Bird tribute with Flappy Mayor game

(Like his day job)' suggests iPhone and iPad app Boris Johnson is a man of many talents: now including starring in a Flappy Bird clone. Photograph: /PR The last time London mayor Boris Johnson took to the skies, he was left dangling. Perhaps he should have flapped his arms a bit ...

The Berlusconi roadshow is disintegrating

In the summer of 2003 Boris Johnson, who was then editor of the Spectator, obtained an interview with Berlusconi at the premier’s seaside palace in Sardinia, later to become notorious for his ‘bunga-bunga’ parties. “For three hours we have been in his presence,” Johnson wrote in ...

Game of Thrones: which world figures would fit into Westeros?

Boris Johnson and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) Photograph: HBO, Chris Jackson/Getty Images Brienne of Tarth - Brienne is the only living child and heir of Lord Selwyn Tarth of Evenfall. Not respected at first glance, she wins the support of the rich Jaime Lannister to assert ...

Cameron Says Britain 'Should Do God'

In 2008, Mr Cameron said that, as Boris Johnson had once said, "his religious faith is a bit like the reception for Magic FM in the Chilterns: it sort of comes and goes"...

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Tennis: Stars rally to help raise money for Elena Baltacha charity

This match also featured a number of celebrities including Jonathan Ross, Sir Richard Branson, Boris Johnson, Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre and Eddie Redmayne...

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The Lib Dems' eternal dilemma shows why Britain needs a four-party system

Ultimately, Britain needs to become more European and adopt a four-party system – one that might see Browne in the same party as Boris Johnson, and Cable in the same party as Ed Miliband. But in the meantime, Browne's programme is the complete opposite of what is needed. The party's ...

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'I'd like to swim naked in the serpentine!': Caroline Quentin gives her definitive answers to our mo...

I'd cut Boris Johnson's floppy hair off to see if we would perceive him differently. The way you would spend your fantasy 24 hours, with no travel restrictions... I'd wake up before dawn on a summer's day at our bungalow in Cornwall and go rowing on the Helford River in my boat, Hot ...

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A barefoot honeymoon in the Maldives – with baby

Run by Sonu Shivdasani, an old Etonian who counts David Cameron and Boris Johnson among his contemporaries, and his Swedish wife, Eva (Soneva is a melding of their names), it is a sort of Robinson Crusoe hideaway; the villas, with their thatched roofs, look like tree houses. We felt a ...

How private wealth is transforming real estate in global cities

It is clear from this that London’s mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority believe that a large number of tall buildings is necessary to burnish London’s image as the world’s leading global city. The result is that the London skyline is set to change dramatically, although ...

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Mark Leftly: If we want to bridge the North-South divide, let's send the Lords to Salford

There is also a risk that Mr Miliband is taking London for granted: the only reason we don't think like that at the moment is because Boris Johnson made people forget that London is a Labour stronghold. But that's a calculated gamble, as last month Labour even won a first council seat on ...

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Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

During his stay in Britain, he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson. Traveling with him is Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny. The thawing of relations across the Irish Sea has led to fuller cooperation in combating terrorism and greater ...

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