Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Boris and Dave Go Head to Head

Well on the airwaves at least. While the Prime Minister was reacting to the latest grim economic news on LBC, the Mayor of London was able to grandstand on the Daybreak sofa. Boris informed viewers that he doesn’t want Dave’s job just yet, saying he does not want to be PM “at the moment”. He said it is “inconceivable” that he would get the job. “That’s what they said about you being Mayor” replied Kate Garraway. Quite…

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hollande Left With Oeuf on Face

It turns out President Hollande was all mouth and no trousers last week as he tried to mock Team GB’s medal haul:

“We don’t talk of money, we talk of gold. The British have rolled out a red carpet for French athletes to win medals. I thank them very much for that, but the competition is not over. We will put the French medals into the Europe pot, so that the British will be happy to be European.”

Sixteen Team GB golds later and the cat seems to have got Hollande’s tongue  - Britain now has double the number of golds won by the French and are miles ahead of them in the overall medal table.

Boris twisted the knife this morning, delivering the sort of line that Dave dreams of being able to say:

Well, M le Président, mettez-ça dans votre pipe et fumez-le! Bien je jamais,eh!”

Absolument.

Boris Calls BS on Corby Run Rumour

Surprise surprise:

The fact that speculation even turned in his direction shows how far the Mayor has come this summer.

Soon, but not yet…

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Broadsheet Boris Bounce

If Oscar Wilde is right that there “… is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” then the Olympics has made things worse for Cameron and better for Boris.

Every single broadsheet this morning is talking about and analysing the prospects for Boris replacing Dave in Downing Street…

As always, you read it here ( Boris2020.org ) first on May 4

Charles Moore summarises the Tory leadership prospects…

“Cameron is the moderniser, Boris is the post-moderniser.”

Friday, August 3, 2012

BoJo Shines In China

Boris Mania has gone truly global as the London Mayor’s heroic zip wire triumph saw him gain a huge wave of new supporters…in China. His Weibo account – the Chinese twitter – gained some 12,000 followers while his latest fans posted messages of support: “Such a loveable Mayor…I love his spontaneity, not pretentious at all!” Somehow Guido thinks the Chinese adulation of London’s favourite politician is more genuine than the endorsement they give to their own leaders…

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Boris Challenges Putin To Strip To the Waist and Fight

Vladimir Putin will be Dave’s guest of honour at the judo this afternoon, and London’s Mayor couldn’t resist having his say as Boris Mania goes international. At least he didn’t challenge the PM to a duel, yet…

Video courtesy of ITV.

Murdoch Backs Boris Mania

Boris Mania is in full flow today as a YouGov/Sun poll finds that the Tories would close Labour’s lead to just 1% if the London Mayor replaced Dave as leader. Cameron versus Miliband sees Labour take a six point lead, but if Boris were in charge Ed’s rating would fall and the Tories’ popularity would rocket up. No wonder Dave was so testy yesterday…

But could it all be the work of his sinister backer? The Mayor is hardly making hard work for conspiracy theorists. BoJo invited Uncle Rupe to the Olympic swimming finals and two days later he receives a very favourable poll in the Sun:

What was it Murdoch said about how to find out what he really thinks?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It’s Boris Mania!

Cameron has gritted his teeth to comment on Boris’ high-flying success:

“If any other politician anywhere in the world was stuck on a zip wire it would be a disaster. For Boris, it’s an absolute triumph.”

Apparently “London is very lucky” to have him. He couldn’t sound more like he doesn’t want him…

Yesterday the Sun reported of the Mayor:

“In a surprise visit to the beach volleyball in Horse Guards Parade, he also patented the “Boris wave”. He tried to get the 15,000 crowd to do a Mexican wave but his initial effort prompted everyone to stand and throw their hands up at the same time.”

Today he’s reached even greater heights. Tomorrow?

VIDEO: Boris Caught In Zip

Video courtesy of ITV.

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New Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has big ambitions in his first meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu today:

“I came to bring this conflict to an end.”



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