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Bang On The Money


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So, the Prime Minister has finally clarified his position on Europe. If he wins the next General Election and he’s still Prime Minster after that and if (and this is a big if) he can negotiate repatriated powers from the European Union that satisfy him and (and this is another big if) his party then […]

The UK’s Most Influential Man


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So, then, a poll to find the UK’s most influential man. On the panel are important citizens including PR mastermind Matthew Freud, Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti, Sir Philip Green, Daily Mail editor-in-chief Paul Dacre, president of the Royal Society Sir Paul Nurse, Richard Branson and co-director of the Serpentine Gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist. Clearly, they’ll […]

The Nation’s Number One


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Forget the Prime Minister, the Labour leader or Nick Clegg (as many people already have): Boris has been voted the nation’s favourite politician. The Daily Star reports that the London Mayor ‘topped a festive poll on who the country wants to see more of in 2013’. Boris took 30% of the online vote for MSN, […]

The Twitter King


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2012 has been a magnificent year for Britain. So, when Twitter this week revealed the most talked-about events on the social media site this year, what do you suppose came out on top? The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, perhaps? Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis winning Olympic Gold medals? Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France? Andy […]

Boris in Bollywood


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It must be nice to be able to fly around the world and see some lovely far-flung locations all in the name of work. I once had to go to the end of the Northern Line for a Boris press event, but that’s nothing compared to the six days the Mayor has spent drumming up […]

“Doner and chips?” “No, I’ll have a Greek salad, please.” – The future of London’s takeaways?


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Everyone likes a bag of chips, a bit of fried chicken or a King Prawn Chop Suey from their local takeaway. But, would you be as enthused about dropping into your local fast food joint for a raspberry smoothie or a Salad Nicoise? Well, that’s the aim of the Mayor’s latest campaign to try and […]

Pay up, Potus


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So, after three gazillion pounds of spending and a campiagn that’s been going on since three days after Obama was elected in 2008, the American’s have chosen a new President. Well, they have actually chosen their old President, with Barack Obama seeing off the challenge of Republican candidate Mittens Romney. Now, our own charismatic leader […]

Is Croydon the next step on the road to Number 10?


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It may not seem the obvious next step up the greasy pole to power, but Croydon may well end up being the home to this country’s next Prime Minister. Why? Well, a veteran Conservative MP has announced that he is standing down at the next general election. Richard Ottaway, the MP for Croydon South, told […]

Fumbling Austrian cyborgs


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One’s a handsome blonde with a film star image, oodles of charisma and has enjoyed considerable political success over the last few years. The other is, well – insert your own joke here. Boris and Arnie haven’t always seen eye to eye. Remember the character Boris played in Terminator 2: Judgement Day? He went to […]