Tag: “Boris Johnson

Nothing to say and so little time not to say it

Posted on 17 September 2010 | 3:09pm

Not had time to watch any news or read any papers (except over shoulders of fellow tube travellers) so beyond knowing that the Pope is in town after a successful Scottish leg of his UK tour, that Boris looked smarter than usual when he met him last night, that some men have been arrested in connection […]

Even if Tories milk it, am longing for Olympics to be success

Posted on 15 September 2010 | 12:09pm

This will not be the last time I write about the Olympics. Excitement is growing. Today the Games Maker volunteer scheme is launched. Though the Games may benefit the Tories politically, I still hope and believe they will be the best ever. Blog also contains musings on last night’s football, including my hand of God moment

Humourless Laws facing both ways with ease. And where is Nick Clegg?

Posted on 18 May 2010 | 10:05am

People often say (rightly) there is not enough candour, and not enough humour, in politics. Why did Boris Johnson rise as he did? In part because of candour and a rare sense of humour. Why is someone like Dennis Skinner a living Labour legend – and one of the few MPs who came to hear GB’s […]

Boris and Waddles, an everyday tale of Tory croneyism

Posted on 5 December 2009 | 9:12am

If you want another angle on how ‘modern Toryism’ might look in power, study the tale of Boris Johnson and Veronica Wadley. Most of you know who Boris is by now. Old Etonian (oh sorry, not allowed to say that), ex Telegraph journalist, funny on quiz shows, blonde mop, became London mayor …. … with […]

Boris, the Tories and the tummy-tickling poodle press

Posted on 6 March 2009 | 9:03am

Imagine that Mayor Ken Livinsgtone had been in contact with, and made odd public comments about, a Labour MP at the centre of a police investigation? Imagine that this had led to an inquiry which, whilst saying Mr Livingstone was not in breach of the rules of the Greater London Authority and the Metropolitan Police […]

Salute Peter M’s proper use of the F word

Posted on 19 February 2009 | 9:02am

Tory blogger Iain Dale, who has many qualities, not least supporting a team that wears claret and blue, suggests I should be hiding away in embarrassment at Peter Mandelson’s ‘tirade’ against Starbucks boss Howard Schultz (didn’t he do the Peanuts cartoons, or was that Charles?) The reason for my embarrassment, says Iain, is that last […]

When marriage is tested

Posted on 16 February 2009 | 1:02pm

It has been interesting to see what kind of twittering or Facebook status updating provokes the most intense responses. Blogging about Boris and the F word started a lively debate. The stuff I did last week on mental health likewise. But football remains the Number 1 talking point for the nation I would say.  As […]

Boris Johnson: F is for …

Posted on 13 February 2009 | 7:02am

I never read any of the freesheets handed out in London on the grounds that I am unsure which are pouring more money into the evil that is Paul Dacre and his Mail newspapers. But as I travelled on the tube last night it was impossible to escape front pages about Boris Johnson and the […]