September 5th, 2012

D’Ancona Coins “BoJo-vians”

Declaring in tonight’s Standard that the race to succeed David Cameron is very much on,  Matt d’Ancona has coined the definitive word for Boris supporters: “BoJo-vians”.

Guido will be hereby adopting the phrase, but who should make the list?


  1. 1
    Tuscan Tony says:


  2. 2
    Andrew Strauss says:

    Me ??

  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    Hereby. Jesus.

  4. 4
    Hamish says:

    Yourself obviously. Can’t think of any others.

  5. 5
    jgm2 says:


  6. 6
    Kronos says:

    What list? Useless gits ‘r’ us?

  7. 7
    jgm2 says:


  8. 8
    Jimmy says:

    Here here.

  9. 9
    smoggie says:


  10. 10
    YorkshireLad says:

    A most excellent term. When will it enter the OED?

  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    BoJo-ers. Sounds like ‘bodgers’. Might work.

  12. 12
    annette curton says:

    The Cult of Personality.

  13. 13
    bradgate says:

    Shagger Johnson has no chance. He has more skeletons in his cupboards than the BMA.

    • 14
      jgm2 says:

      Shagger Johnson took London from under Labour’s nose. And held it.

      People like Boris. Except for the bedwetters. And, well, fuck ‘em.

      • 49
        SP4BS says:

        I was vaguely amused by boris. But the endless adulation is getting rather wierd.

        I don’t quite get how he gets a free ride with everyone round here, he’s rather too interested in his own control and prepared to spend taxpayers money in odd places I really don’t think he should.

        He only became Mayor of London due to a bus grudge. He could have just learned to ride a bike better.

    • 15
      annette curton says:

      He would too.

    • 17
      smoggie says:

      So you’re saying he has no chance against Cameron and none against Miliband?

      • 20
        Fruity Metcalfe says:

        He’d beat both, despite all his faults and errors, he has the best relationship to ordinary punters on the street of any current politician. Even people who don’t vote Tory will listen to him, he would wipe the floor with Millibean, Dave will most likely lose to Millbean or have to form another coalition.

        • 80
          Mrs Havisham says:

          I don’t think Boros could win outside of London – even in London his win over Livingstone was narrow. On the other hand Cameron did not win either, despite Gordon Brown’s unpopularity.

  14. 16
    Observer says:

    Hereby. The Daily Star Sunday subs wouldn’t have let that through.

  15. 21
    Ming Campbell says:

    I have a following, they’re called ‘Mingers’

  16. 23
    Ed "Butch" Miliband says:


    Here we go ,Here we go .

  17. 25
    Skinner v Cameron says:

  18. 27
    Gordon Brown MP says:

    Naturally, Mr Speaker, I have been working through the night on the formulations that will lead Britain into a prosperous and financially mauve future. My only companions during this lone vigil were nursey and Mr Pookey. I intend to do the same tomorrow night.

    • 54
      Code blue says:

      Mr Pookey will be absent tonight.
      He needs to visit washy washy land in the spin-spin, Ok?

  19. 28
    Beast says:

    Vote for him
    Nothing will change
    What we need is a decisive leader such as myself who has a penchant for lederhosen (I did once own a pair)

    • 58 says:

      What UKIP needs is yet another upper class twit in charge who is all in favour of the EU, amnesties and higher immigration. That should definitely get everyone outside London deserting the Tory party.

      Don’t discourage BoJo.

      • 72
        No hope fringe parties says:

        What UKIP really needs is an elected MP. But that’s never going to happen, is it?

    • 78
      John Bellingham says:

      I seem to recall that Boris promised everyone a BMW and wives with bigger breasts if they voted conservative!

  20. 30
  21. 31
    Sir William Waads says:

    Guido Fawkes?

  22. 33
    Jon Bon Jovi says:

    “BoJovians.” I’ll have to think about that– not sure I like the sound of that. I may have to call in my lawyers. Stay tuned.

  23. 35
    John Page says:

    On Daily Politics, Andrew Neil asked Shapps if the next leadership contest might be him v Boris.

    All Shapps could parry with was, “Naughty”.

    Draw your own conclusions!

  24. 36
    horehound says:

    Boris is a rare thing a popular tory, i can’t think of another, not one

    • 42
      bradgate says:

      Thatcher, now that she is senile and doubly incontinent?

    • 59
      Forkbender says:

      Correction, Borus is not the Cons leader, yet

      • 67
        Archer Karcher says:

        Doesn’t matter one inch if Boris or Cameron or Miliband are in number 10, they all represent the same order of the day.
        I see Boris’ sister in law, has left the BBC and landed a plum job working for the EU Commission, plus ca change etc.

  25. 37
    Gordon Brown says:

    My followers were called Donkeys with a red rosette

  26. 38
    Dithering 'Dave' says:

    Oh I say!!! That’s jolly bad form!! Why doesn’t he talk up my simply splendid Government – of sorts?

  27. 40
    Ed Balls says:

    My followers are called Postal Voters

    • 45
      Yvette the Wife says:

      Thank Stalin for those UKIP votes – my Ed would have lost to the hated Tory scumbag & would now not be in a position to implement his brilliant fiscal plan (Mk 2)

      • 71
        Archer Karcher says:

        Those UKIP votes were offered to Dave on a silver platter, he chose to say piss off.
        As usual, a thundering error of judgement by Mister ‘consistently wrong’ Cameron. The rest is history.

  28. 41
    dogsled says:

    The tories will never win Liverpool anyway so he might as well go for the leadership. You have to say he made a very good job of not ballsing up the Olympics.

  29. 43
    Mr Bojangles says:


  30. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Zac Goldsmith, who’s going to take the Hundreds for him.

  31. 46
    Fashion editor says:

    Boris is the new black.

  32. 48
    Gordon Brown says:

    My followers are call the Brownies

  33. 50
    Mr Bojangles says:

    forgot me link

  34. 51
    Forkbender says:

    You might as well get Stringfellow as leader they are both in the same league, why wasn’t Borus at work while the London Olympic ©® games were on, a bit like Haguey in his days as opposition PM, in did not work for Haguey but seemed to work for Borus, there must have someone or a few people doing his job, so exactly does Borus do?

  35. 52
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    I was on my feet cheering and pissing myself with laughter when Ed Miliband commented on the reshuffle as “the same old faeces and policies”

    It’s great to have some humour in the Commons.

    • 73
      Archer Karcher says:

      Much like Miliband’s “new generation” are all washed up hacks, yes men and spivs from the Bliar / Braun years.
      Suitably sprinkled of course, with a couple of NuLabour, Common Purpose newcomers, for a little token ‘fresh’ sparkle.

  36. 56
    Dennis Skinner says:

    I just need one more follower then they’ll be know as ’4Skinners’

  37. 62 says:

    I think people like Boris because he is the only effective opposition to Dave and Co.

  38. 64
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    De Pfefflel Johnson, Stanley Johnson, Allegra Johnson, Howard Johnson, Jack Johnson – that’s enough Johnsons (Ed).

  39. 66
    Johnson Howard says:

    Leave me out of it.

  40. 75

    “Bojovians”? Hooba Hooba HooHoo, Hooba Hooba Hooba HooHoo

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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”

Alexrod says:

It’s money innit.

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