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Mayor - Boriswatch
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The Ghost of Mayor Ken returns


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The thrashing of Ken at the Mayoral election was a joy to behold. And it looks like we’re going to get another showing – Ken has announced that he will run for Mayor in 2012! Boriswatch is fairly confident that he will have a tough fight on his hands – recently, Sir Alan Sugar was […]

Beijing Boris


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“Had London done it, I’m not sure we would have done the switcheroo with the girl with the braces.” Fresh from a troublesome flight, Boris’s final answer to the collected media in Beijing on hid fact-finding mission this morning pleased Boriswatch no end – the old Boris is still lurking under the City Hall officialdom […]

Boris’s first 100 days


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Dire days were expected when Boris came to be Mayor of London. “A dodgy campaign”, said many. “A fool who’s swindled the public”, warned others. My good friend Mark was even interested to see whether London’s transport system would still be functioning on the Monday after the result. But, as Andrew Gimson notes in The […]

Boris quashes rumours, says goodbye to Henley


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Boris has answered the growing question of when or even if he would relinquish his seat at Henley. He has written a letter to the local newspaper saying goodbye to the constituents. Here is the text: Dear all, — When I set out on my mission to unseat Ken Livingstone more than nine months ago, […]

Boris – what the Sunday papers are saying…


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Now that Boris is top of the political agenda for journalists of all persuasions, Boriswatch takes a look at what the broadsheets are saying about the new Mayor of London. Tory paper, the Sunday Telegraph, disscusses (predictably) the wider implications of Boris taking London in terms of national politics. The article quote Boris hinting that […]

BORIS IS MAYOR OF LONDON!


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He’s done it! Undercover word has reached us (7pm) that Boris has won the race to be Mayor of London, scoring a commanding lead over his rival Ken Livingstone. It will be confirmed soon. This is a new golden era for Boriswatchers everywhere. He has attained one of the highest political positions in the country, […]

Mayor Boris – Has he done it?!


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Can we dare to break out the champagne, ladies and gentlefolk? Should we uncross our fingers yet? Boriswatch noticed that the commentators on the BBC election coverage last night were talking as if Boris had won – and it seems that some commentators and bookies have decided the outcome already. AND IT’S A GREAT ONE! […]

5 reasons to vote Boris for Mayor of London


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Here, Boriswatch presents 5 reasons why people should vote for Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. 1. Boris doesn’t need the job. Eh? Alright, I’ll explain. What does the Mayoral race give Boris that he doesn’t already have? Money? Nope – before his decision to stand, he enjoyed huge earnings (at least £500,000 last year, […]

Has Boris Johnson turned serious at last?


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Has Boris Johnson turned serious at last? asks The Telegraph, in an article that neatly responds to our recent “Boring Boris” post. It’s an excellent piece, full of amusing anecdotes and witty repartee, both of which we’re currently missing from Boris. It also contains an excellent quote from Andrew Gimson, who authored The Rise of […]