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Eddie Mair is rightly getting many plaudits today for a softly-spoken yet brutally effective interview of Boris Johnson. Yet Eddie Mair is by no means the first person to ask questions of Boris Johnson that leave him looking an embarrassed, evasive wreck. There’s a group of people who have done so regularly for years. They’re members [...]
Boris Johnson visited Eastleigh but even with his populist touch he found it hard to locate Tory supporters.
Prime Minister Boris and other things that never happened, edited by Duncan Brack and Iain Dale, is the third in a series of collections of ‘what if’ histories (one of which I contributed to myself). This time it is 22 counter-factuals all by different authors, taking events that really happened, adding a little twist and [...]
Boris Johnson has twice won a contest for a directly-elected Mayor. George Galloway has recently won a Parliamentary by-election. That is why, for all the many reasons Liberal Democrats have for criticising both, smart Liberal Democrats also know that there are lessons to be learnt from their electoral successes.
This week’s Politics Weekly podcast from The Guardian features, ahem, myself alongside Martin Kettle, Nick Cohen and Tom Clark. Lords reform, Boris Johnson’s political future and the Corby by-election (so far, dreadfully lacking in jokes about trouser presses) all feature. Nick Cohen made a particularly good provocative point about Boris Johnson – saying he’s the [...]
Congratulations to Samuel Watkin who was the winner of my prize draw for new people signing up to my monthly email newsletter about the Liberal Democrats. A copy of Prime Minister Boris and other things that never happened (edited by Duncan Brack and Iain Dale) is in the post to Samuel and if you’re one of those who missed out, [...]
… when it’s what Boris Johnson is reduced to saying after some intensive cross-examination by Caroline Pidgeon at the GLA, I think it rather counts as compliment to Caroline. Hat tip: Boris Watch
Here’s your starter for ten in our weekend slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate… With the Olympics approaching and not all the details of staff conditions on London’s public transport settled, talk of how easy or not it should be to call a strike is often popping up in political [...]
My colleagues at MHP Communications have been having a bit of fun with an infographic today: