October 16, 2012

Give Peace Prize to Maggie, Not Eurocrats

Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph


The last time I looked, there were about seven billion people on this planet. There are all sorts of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. Across the developing world, you will find gaunt and patient aid workers who have consecrated their lives to ending tribal conflicts. There are bone-nosed eco-warriors who are fighting to save the peoples of the rainforest from destruction. There are women who are struggling for female emancipation in Saudi Arabia. In tyrannies from Uzbekistan to North Korea, there are journalists risking their lives so the truth can be heard. There are good people battling every scourge, from famine to gun-running to piracy to human trafficking.


October 7, 2012
Why Boris Johnson Worries Cameron
Andrew Rawnsley, The Obsever
Number 10 says it is relaxed about the mayor's speech at conference. It is as relaxed as a cat on a hot tin roof. more ››
October 10, 2012
Johnson vs. Cameron Will Shape UK
Andrew Gimson, New Statesman
The fortunes of Britains top Tories are deeply intertwined.  more ››
October 10, 2012
Boris Johnson Would Be a Disastrous PM
Max Hastings, Daily Mail
Boris Johnson was at the Tory conference yesterday for one purpose only — the exaltation of himself. This does not much matter when he is only Mayor of London, but would make him a wretched prime minister. He is not a man... more ››
October 10, 2012
Boris Johnson's Deadly Weapon: Wit
Harry Mount, Daily Telegraph
A couple of weeks ago, I had a drink with one of Boris Johnson’s classics tutors at Oxford University, and asked him about his pupil’s chances of making it to Downing Street. “Capax imperii nisi imperasset...” he... more ››