Boris Johnson


Lord Sugar to Boris Johnson: ‘you need a whack, mate’

23 November 2015 18:08

Faced with the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn one day becoming Prime Minister, Lord Sugar said that if elected, we should…


Boris shows a hint of Euroscepticism — but he still can’t beat Mary Beard

20 November 2015 21:02

Thank God for Mary Beard. Sure, she’s wrong about Jeremy Corbyn. She was wrong about 9/11. She’s wrong about plenty.…

A rose is placed beside a bullet hole at La Belle Equipe restaurant on Rue de Charonne (Photo: Getty)

Islamic State are clear about their values. Are we clear about ours?

16 November 2015 13:38

Here we go again. The same mantras are dusted down: we must be more assertive of our values, less tolerant…

Former Marks and Spencer's boss and the current chairman of the 'Britain Stronger in Europe' campaign Lord Stuart Rose (Left) prepares to speak during a press conference, with TV presenter June Sarpong, at The Truman Brewery on October 12, 2015 in London, England.

Who will influence the EU referendum? Martin Lewis, not June Sarpong

12 November 2015 17:19

The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is apparently the most trusted voice on the EU referendum, according to a new poll.…

Boris Johnson test drives the Mitsubishi Motors hybrid vehicle (Photo: Getty)

Exclusive: Boris declares that Japan is relaxed about Britain leaving the EU

21 October 2015 13:43

Boris Johnson has recently returned from a tour of Japan. His diary of the trip appears in this week’s issue…

Home Secretary Theresa May speaks to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Theresa May defends Jeremy Heywood’s Heathrow meddling

19 October 2015 9:23

Sir Jeremy Heywood has been caught meddling in government matters again. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reveals that the Cabinet Secretary wrote to…

A demonstrator holds a placard reading "Under Boris Exempt From Regulation (UBER)" as he stands beside parked London taxi cabs on Whitehall, during a protest against Uber Technologies Inc.'s car sharing service in London, U.K., on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Uber victorious in High Court battle against black cabbies

16 October 2015 11:01

Power to the smartphones! The High Court has ruled in favour of Uber this morning after Transport for London and…

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Boris Johnson’s history of violence

15 October 2015 12:50

Oh dear. With Boris Johnson needing to mount a political comeback pretty soon in order to have any hope of…

Theresa May delivering her conference speech. (Getty).

Tory harmony is threatened by the EU referendum

9 October 2015 15:05

For all the leadership positioning, one of the striking things about Tory conference in Manchester was the level of agreement…


BoJo gets his mojo back

8 October 2015 15:25

The Tories had a good few days in Manchester. But one Tory had a particularly good week, Boris Johnson. A…

David Cameron poses with wife Samantha after his keynote speech on the fourth and final day of the Conservative Party Conference, at Manchester Central on October 7, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Podcast: Conservative conference review

8 October 2015 12:04

This year’s Conservative conference has been very successful event for the party — at least by its own measures. In…

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David Cameron, take heed. This is the conference speech that you should learn from

7 October 2015 11:47

Maybe it was because of the contrast with Theresa May’s chilly, disingenuous monotone minutes before, but I really think Boris…


Has Boris just set an impossible bar for Cameron’s EU renegotiation?

6 October 2015 14:51

Boris Johnson’s speech today was the best that I have ever heard him give. It was a potent cocktail of…

London mayor Boris Johnson speaks to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England.

Podcast special: Boris Johnson’s conference speech

6 October 2015 13:55

Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester has gone down a storm. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the…

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06:  London mayor Boris Johnson waves after speaking to conference on the third day of the Conservative party conference on October 6, 2015 in Manchester, England. The third day of the 2015 autumn conference is being dominated by tough new measures to deal with mass immigration in the Conservative conference speech.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson’s bid to get back in the leadership contest

6 October 2015 13:26

The Tory conference this year is so stage-managed that not only did the party manage the no mean feat of…

Boris Johnson gives addresses delegates on the third day of the annual Conservative party conference in Manchester, north west England, on October 6, 2015.

Full text: Boris Johnson 2015 Conservative conference speech

6 October 2015 12:47

Thank you Zac, and thank you for just showing once again that you have exactly the qualities of originality and drive…

Rowing champion James Cracknell vs. Boris Johnson at the Policy Exchange rowing challenge.

Watch: Boris Johnson takes on James Cracknell’s rowing challenge

5 October 2015 16:10

The Mayor of London dropped by the Policy Exchange tent this afternoon to take on rowing champion James Cracknell. As…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson leave St Paul's Cathedral in central London on July 7, 2015.

Two issues will dominate Tory conference: who’ll succeed David Cameron and the EU referendum

2 October 2015 16:35

As the Tory tribe prepares to gather in Manchester, the chatter is about two things: who will succeed David Cameron…

Boris Johnson (left) and MP Zac Goldsmith, who has been chosen as the Conservative Party's candidate to run for London mayor in 2016.

Zac Goldsmith is the Tory candidate for London Mayor. But is he too posh to push?

2 October 2015 11:16

As expected, Zac Goldsmith has won the Conservative nomination for next year’s Mayor of London race with a sweeping 71…

Boris Johnson and George Osborne visit the Battle of Britain Bunker on September 10, 2015 in Uxbridge, England.

Podcast: Boris, George, Nicky and the Tory leadership

1 October 2015 17:28

This podcast is sponsored by Berry Bros, The Spectator’s house red. Boris Johnson’s leadership ambitions have been significantly harmed by David…


Will Nicky Morgan be the next Prime Minister?

1 October 2015 16:34

When David Cameron announced that he wouldn’t serve a third term, he made it inevitable that Westminster would spend much…

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Uber is useful, convenient and safe. How can TfL justify cracking down on it?

1 October 2015 10:43

Oh, Transport for London. How could you? That was my reaction when I read the plans to crackdown on Uber…

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Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Piers Gaveston porkies

21 September 2015 17:14

With Lord Ashcroft’s claim in today’s Daily Mail that David Cameron once enjoyed intimate relations with a dead pig, talk…

Is Boris being left behind? (Photo: Getty/Evening Standard Progress 1000 awards 2015)

Is Boris preparing to take a big political risk?

18 September 2015 17:01

One Boris supporter asked me this week, ‘How bad do you think things are?’ The thing under discussion, it quickly…

'Stop Heathrow Expansion badges are displayed in a pub in Harmondsworth Village near Heathrow Airport on July 1, 2015 in London, England.

Will Corbyn, Khan and McDonnell cause a Labour split on Heathrow?

17 September 2015 10:49

Heathrow expansion is one key policy area that is affected by the recent Labour elections. Sadiq Khan’s victory in the…