Voters would feel they had regained control over their own destiny if Britain became fully independent from Brussels, the Mayor of London said.
Mr Johnson warned that the country must be ready to “walk away” from Europe if David Cameron failed to negotiate better terms of membership.
Mr Johnson’s comments will fuel the increasingly fevered debate inside the Conservative Party about European policy, which has flared after the success of Ukip in [...]
London mayor Boris Johnson says the British government cannot delay a widely-sought referendum on Britani’s future in the European Union indefinitely, stressing leaving the EU would not be “the end of the world”.
The Conservative mayor, who is seen as a potential future rival for British Prime Minster David Cameron for party leadership, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that the government should allow the public to have their say on [...]
An extraordinary political earthquake struck America this week. Mitt Romney, widely assumed to be the ‘best of a weak bunch’ of Republican candidates, suddenly overtook Barack Obama in election polls.
Remarkably for someone with a reputation as Mr Dullard, it was his brilliant performance on October 3 at the first of three presidential debates, where he scored the biggest win ever over an oddly downcast Obama, that propelled him into the [...]
London Mayor Boris Johnson said Thursday there was “an unanswerable case” for the city to host the Games again, but pledged he would do his duty and hand 2016 hosts Rio de Janeiro the Olympic flag.
Johnson said that after the Olympics an “endless series of global sporting events” were coming to London “and quite rightly”.
The 2013 Rugby League World Cup, the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup, the 2017 World Athletics [...]
“The Olympic torch has been welcomed to Buckingham Palace by members of the royal family, including Princes William and Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Large crowds gathered across London to see the flame on the penultimate day of its journey around the British Isles.
The torch relay also passed through Downing Street, where it was greeted by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Cameron earlier said the London Games would show the world [...]
“Look at those five rings. Baron Pierre de Coubertin said that they symbolised the five great Olympic virtues of athleticism, sportsmanship, exertion, poverty, chastity…or whatever. Well, roughly those ones.”
Boris Johnson, 27 June 2012
Cathy Newman checks it out
It looked like magic: five giant Olympic rings hovering apparently in mid-air above the Thames. It was also one helluva media circus, and – perhaps not surprisingly given the £300,000 cost of making [...]
London rally for ‘peace’
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Laura Booth, sister-in-law of Quartet envoy Tony Blair, has called on “Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt liberate Al-Quds [Jerusalem].”
The former British prime minister’s family member has previously sailed illegally to Gaza on a flotilla boat. She joined an anti-Israel rally in London Trafalgar’s Square, where another protest today (Sunday) may be the last as the mayor London vows to crack down on the incitement as [...]
LONDON (AP) — Britain must confront a culture of laziness, irresponsibility and selfishness that fueled four days of riots which left five people dead, thousands facing criminal charges and hundreds of millions in damages, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Monday.
As rival political leaders staked out their response to England’s unrest, Cameron pledged to deliver a raft of new policies by [...]
By HARRY HAYDON
Published: 11 Aug 2011
AN Olympics ambassador alleged to have hurled bricks at a police car was handed into cops by her mum.
Chelsea Ives, 18, also led an attack on a mobile phone shop during Sunday’s riots, Westminster Magistrates’ Court has heard.
She was allegedly filmed by the BBC throwing bricks at a cop car during the disturbances in Enfield, North London.
Her mum Adrienne, 47, spotted her [...]
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will return to the U.K. overnight from vacationing in Italy in order to chair an emergency government meeting to discuss rioting in London which is occurring for a third night.
Cameron will chair the COBR emergency response committee and also meet with Home Secretary Theresa May and Metropolitan Police Service Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin, according to an e-mailed statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Violence has broken [...]
Barack Obama’s presidential motorcade has been fined for not paying the congestion charge in London.
And you can’t say that the US president was not warned.
London Mayor Boris Johnson button-holed him at a State banquet in May to raise the issue of US diplomats in London not paying the congestion-busting levy. They have run up a bill of more than £5 million since 2003.
At the time, the Mayor [...]
Britain could be hit with losses of up to £366bn from the collapse of the Greek economy, it emerged last night. The potential devastation of banks and other City institutions would be equal to 24% of our annual national output, or £14,640 for every family in the UK.
Ministers had claimed that British banks have ‘only’ £2.5bn of exposure to Greek government debt, while the Bank of England [...]
From The Telegraph:
Jack Straw, the former Labour foreign secretary, said that a “quick” end to the single currency was now better than a “slow death”.
In an emergency debate, senior MPs from all parties demanded that Britain stand aside from a new rescue package for Greece and push for the country to leave the euro.
Mark Hoban, a Treasury minister, admitted that “many [...]
In discussions in UK parliament on giving another Greek bailout, ex finance minster of the previous government, Jack Straw says Euro can’t last as Greece economy collapses, he feels the Euro will soon disappear as a currency. Boris Johnson also says they should let Greece default on its debts rather than provide further funding, but the current government Financial Secretary to the Treasury in the [...]
Vince Cable has said he will consider legislation to curb union power if they call too many strikes, but does not yet see a case for changing the law. The Business Secretary will today say there is not yet a compelling argument for toughening the current rules, which allow militant unions to call strikes even if fewer than half their members vote in favour.
But, in a [...]
Beast limo: Ordered to pay congestion charge
Barack Obama has been ordered to pay the congestion charge for his security vehicle “The Beast”, Boris Johnson revealed today.
The Mayor told the Standard each car in the President’s motorcade will be billed for £10 – including the bomb-proof Cadillac. Mr Johnson also said he had a discussion with Mr Obama about the US embassy’s refusal to pay £5.3?million in C-charge [...]