Monday, September 17, 2012

Boris Hits Back at Shapps Attack

The stop Boris campaign is gearing up. Following on from John Major’s intervention this week, Grant Shapps has slammed this summer’s Boris Mania. The Tory chairman dismisses the London Mayor’s credentials to make it to No.10. Shapps sniped that Boris didn’t have the “right set of skills” to become PM, and when asked the question directly replied with a firm: “No”. Bojo has now hit back:

All on the day that Shapps was reported to the police in a classic Labour kite that, without a “victim” of these alleged copyright breaches or plagiarism coming forward, will go nowhere. Presumably Michael Green has all the qualities required to run the country though…

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Zac Showed Boris How He Could Win Richmond

On the weekend the Mail frontpaged a meeting between Zac Goldsmith and Boris in which, they claimed, Zac outlined how if he stood down in protest against Heathrow expansion plans, Boris could stand in his place and return to parliament. Subsequently sources around Zac and Boris have variously claimed it was only “jokingly” mentioned and “fanciful”, with Boris using the Heseltinian word formulation that he had “absolutely no plans to return to the House of Commons”. So was it only jokingly mentioned by Goldsmith?

Guido has it from reliable sources that it very definitely was mentioned and that Zac went through the strength of feeling on a ward-by-ward basis in the constituency, taking Boris through a detailed analysis of the hostility towards Heathrow expansion in his constituency. Zac argued that either of them would win a by-election if he stood down in protest at a policy change. Tory MPs tell Guido  that Zac is disillusioned with being an MP and may not stand at the next election in any event. It might be preferable for Zac to go out in a blaze of glory on a matter of principle which simultaneously opens the way neatly to a challenge to Cameron if he changes the position on Heathrow expansion… 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Video: Boris Speech to Olympic Victory Parade

Guido can imagine Dave waking up in a cold sweat with cheers of “Boris, Boris, Boris” going through his head…

UPDATE: Now that’s what you call a pained expression:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Third Runway By-Election for Boris?

Boris has refused to rule out standing in a by-election in order to oppose the government on Heathrow expansion from within the House. With Dave failing to meet the London Mayor’s demand to permanently reject plans for a third runway at Heathrow at PMQs, BoJo told the World at One he would lead the opposition if the government u-turns.

Because that’s the only reason why Boris would be interested in a by-election…

Friday, August 31, 2012

Carry on Boris

There were some golden Boris moments during the Olympics, but Bojo and Barbara Windsor playing sitting volleyball this afternoon has to top the lot. And with that silly season comes to a close…

Thursday, August 30, 2012

#AskBoris: The Best Questions

Boris has been fielding questions from tweeters this afternoon. Here are some of the best:

And finally:

You’ve gotta love him…

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Terminator: Rise of Boris

The Olympics might be over, but he’ll be back…

Video: Dave Ain’t Got the Moves Like Johnson

There was only ever going to be one winner…

UPDATE: The soulless killjoys at the IOC have demanded the video of BoJo’s finest hour be removed from YouTube, so here’s a gif instead…

Sunday, August 12, 2012

YouGov: Boris v Dave

Boris is positively out-polling the PM nationally…

Via Sun

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Caption Contest (Keep Your Friends Close Edition)

This week there is a bottle of Jura Superstition up for grabs.

Usual rules apply…


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