Articles tagged Boris Johnson:

From the Archives: In Conversation with Boris Johnson

  • 3 Feb 2019

This interview was conducted in the summer of 2008 and appeared in Total Politics magazine. How has the mayor’s job differed from what you may have expected on your first day? It’s infinitely better and more difficult. Difficult in what way? Just the complexity of ...

Mail on Sunday Column: The Brexit Wrecking Crew

  • 20 Jan 2019

Of all the many colourful scenes and events surrounding the tumultuous defeat of the Prime Minister's Brexit deal last Tuesday, one image stays with me more than any other – and for all the wrong reasons. It is the mental picture of senior hard-Brexiteers including John Red...

Tory Leadership 'Spill': It Could be the Cabinet That Decides Theresa May's Future

  • 12 Dec 2018

It's finally happened and the 48 letters which are needed to trigger leadership challenge have finally been received by the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.  What the Australians would call a 'leadership spill' will take place tonight, and voting in a vote of ...

Conservative Leadership Poll Result: Boris Wins!

  • 9 Dec 2018

Last night at around 8pm I launched a 13 question Conservative leadership poll. Since then more than 4,000 people have voted. I don't pretend that this is anything other than a bit of fun. It's certainly not scientific. Polls like this cannot be taken hugely seriously because ...

Poll: Who Would Win a Conservative Party Leadership Contest?

  • 8 Dec 2018

It is not beyond the realms of possibility that by this time next week, a Conservative Party leadership contest could be underway. I know, I know, we've been here before, but if the Brexit vote goes ahead on Tuesday, and the government loses by a substantial three figure major...

If Not Theresa, Then Who?

  • 15 Nov 2018

Theresa May has been written off many times before and each time bounced back. She is a woman of tremendous resilience, as she has proved many times over the past two years. She proved it again this morning in the Commons, putting in an outstanding performance in a chamber whi...

Some Political Gaffes For Your Delectation

  • 22 Sep 2018

Back in 2007 Norwich North MP Ian Gibson experienced what is commonly known as ‘foot in mouth’ incident, when he appeared to describe the whole of the county of Norfolk as ‘inbred’. It was the latest in the line of political gaffes which have damaged and sometimes ended the ca...

Who Will be the 'Stop Boris' Candidate?

  • 7 Sep 2018

Tom Newton Dunn’s exclusive about Boris Johnson and his wife having split up is notable as it suggests that the story was deliberately put out there in order to avoid it emerging during a leadership contest. Cynical maybe, but also understandable. Whether it will give licence ...

The Trouble With Boris

  • 8 Aug 2018

I yield to no one in my admiration for Boris Johnson as a writer. His newspaper columns are words of prose that most of us jobbing hacks could never even hope to emulate. His use of the English language can be exquisite. So can his use of Greek or Latin for that matter. Like h...

ConHome Diary: Quite a Week...

  • 13 Jul 2018

I am still trying to work out why the Prime Minister appointed Dominic Raab to succeed David Davis as Brexit Secretary. He’s a protégé of DD and succeeded me as his chief of staff back in 2006. If anything, he’s more hardline than David on Brexit matters – some call him an int...