Articles tagged Boris Johnson:

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...

The Consequences of the Arrest of the Ashford One

  • 27 Nov 2011

It's always dangerous to comment on breaking news stories. The full facts are rarely known, but in the last half an hour quite a bit of information has emerged, which should give all those who cherish our freedoms and democracy great cause for concern. At 2pm today counter ...

Ray Lewis & the 'Uncle Tom' Hating Leftists

  • 4 Jul 2008

There's nothing the left hate more than a black person who does well in the Tory party. They look at successful black or Asian Tories and shake their heads in bewilderment at how such itelligent people can't see what they perceive as the real truth. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown gave t...

Boris & His Absent Backbone

  • 22 Jun 2008

For those of a sensitive disposition, be warned. I am going to pour a bucket of the brown stuff over the Mayor of London. This evening Boris Johnson "let go" one of the most decent, loyal, honest members of staff a politician could ever hope to find. His Chief Political Adviso...

Independent Diary: Does Michael Howard Know How to Vote?

  • 10 Dec 2005

Having fought eleven general elections you might be forgiven for thinking that Michael Howard would be familiar with putting a cross in a box on a ballot paper. But my spies in the 1922 Committee tell me that he almost managed to spoil his ballot paper in the Tory leadership e...

A Day on Planet Boris

  • 18 Jun 2004

I really ought to pay more attention to the advice Keith Simpson MP gives me. I saw him at the Lord Lieutenant's bash in Norwich and told him Boris Johnson was coming to North Norfolk today. He chuckled and asked if I had a backup plan and suggested that Boris might not kn...