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

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

Thursday, August 30, 2012

#AskBoris: The Best Questions

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

https://twitter.com/katemythen/status/241163657910841344

https://twitter.com/thePaulHorner/status/241163718430441474

And finally:

You’ve gotta love him…

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Terminator: Rise of Boris

Video: Dave Ain’t Got the Moves Like Johnson

Sunday, August 12, 2012

YouGov: Boris v Dave

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Caption Contest (Keep Your Friends Close Edition)

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…


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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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