Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Caption Contest (Favourite Sun Edition)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Are You a FOB or a FOG?

It’s been a bad week if you are a FOG (Friend of George). First Osborne’s big spending speech was obliterated from the news agenda by Warsi, then Sajid Javid’s second attempt disappeared under Boris’ shadow. Harry Mount in this week’s Speccie explains why the FOBs are beating the FOGs:

“Boris is already forming a loose-knit collection of supporters — FOBs, friends of Boris, to engage in mortal combat with the FOGs, friends of George Osborne, should there be a leadership contest. Jesse Norman and Zac Goldsmith are said to be keen FOBs — they have received little preferment under Cameron and bring powerful cadres of MPs in their wake. Alongside them is Nadine Dorries, one of the few Tory MPs to back Boris openly.

Boris’s deputy mayor, Kit Malthouse — who has the safe seat of North-West Hampshire lined up at the election — will be a staunch ally in the next Parliament. Interesting how Boris loyalists slip easily into safe seats while Cameron’s former advisers have to talk their way past grass-roots Tory opposition to coalition policies.

And here’s where the FOBs have the edge over the FOGs. George’s gang are largely in it for themselves. Their loyalty remains tied up with their own ambitions, which Osborne wisely satisfies from time to time. Boris’s gang are in it for the man himself. And the gang is growing every day. There are quite enough MPs — ones Osborne has been indifferent to — who will do anything to stop the Chancellor getting the top job.”

Are a FOB or a FOG? Maybe you are a FOT (Friend of Theresa)? A FOM maybe (Friend of Michael)? Perhaps you are looking ahead and have become a FOS (Friend of Saj)? Guido suspects in time others will decide to become a FOL (Liz, not Liam) or a FOP (Friend of Priti). Or even a bitter FOE (Friend of Esther). One thing is clear, there aren’t many left who give a FOC…

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Boris Interrupted By Spinner During Channel 4 Interview

Quote of the Day

Osborne Camp Responds

Not for the last time, Boris has overshadowed the Osborne camp. Poor Sajid Javid was giving a speech on the economy at the very moment Boris stole the headlines. When asked by Guido, Saj declined to be drawn on whether he would back Boris for leader in a post-Dave age, though did say he had already sent the Mayor a text:

“All that Boris has said is that he’s going to stand for election and that’s great news.”

Almost as if the Chancellor’s close ally has a dog in the fight…

BORIS 2015: I Will Stand

At last Boris confirms what we knew all along:

“I haven’t got any seat lined up but I might as well be absolutely clear, in all probability I will try to find somehwere to stand in 2015. It is highly likely that I will be unsuccessful in that venture, you should never underestminate the possibility of these things going badly wrong, but I will try that. One thing is absolutely clear, I will serve out my mandate here in London.”

Happy holidays, Prime Minister…

UPDATE:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WATCH: Paxo and Boris in Tandem

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Boris Up For Blasting

The Mayor of London has, somewhat reluctantly, agreed to be water cannoned to prove that they are safe after being hijacked by LBC’s Nick Ferrari on the subject:

“OK. Man or mouse. Alright, you’ve challenged me to this. I suppose I’m going to have to do it now. I’m doing this (interview) unfortunately from off base so I can see all my poor press people are going to be tearing their hair out. Never mind, it’s got to be done. Thanks for that one, Ferrari!”

Guido will pay good money to watch this one…

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Boris: Is Clegg Toast?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

WATCH: Boris’ Non-Denial Denial on 2015 Run

A smiling Boris swerved the question on whether or not he would stand for parliament in 2015 on LBC:

BJ: “The chances of me being Prime Minister…”

NF: “That’s not quite the question. What about Boris two jobs Johnson?”

BJ: “The job of Mayor of London is the best in British politics.”

Will he ever be PM?

BJ: “It’s not going to happen.”

NF: “Ever?”

BJ: “Of course not.”

Roll on 2020…


Seen Elsewhere

Boris is Right About Grammar Schools | Conservative Women
‘Obsolete’ Cable | Speccie
Why are Tories so Upbeat? | Alex Wickham
Clear Public Interest in Newmark Sting | Mirror
Boris Invites Farage to Join Tories | Guardian
RAF Too Run Down to Fight Islamic State | Con Coughlin
Osborne’s Personal Cuts Regime | Quentin Letts
Whoever Wins is Cursed | Janan Ganesh
Dave Will Never Be Forgiven if Ed Becomes PM | Trevor Kavanagh
What is Dave’s Big Message? | Tim Montgomerie
Voting UKIP Only Helps Ed | Boris


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cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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