One of the things that we were thinking of doing was to have hand-held devices, BlackBerry-type gizmos, that you could be issued with when you come in the (Olympic) park telling you what's going on, or giving you instant replaysLondon mayor wants friendlier Olympics Oct 08, 2008
The demands being made by the leadership of Aslef are monstrous. It has been clear ever since the Gregorian calendar was reformed in the mid-18th century that Boxing Day 2010 would fall on a Sunday. So why do they demand more money with three weeks to goStrike shuts London Tube on Boxing Day Dec 26, 2010
We may have lost the People's Princess but we have the People's PlinthBritons volunteer as 'living statues' Jul 07, 2009
If all U.K. shoppers cut out just one in five bags, it would save about 40,000 tons of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gases a year -- equivalent to taking over 12,500 cars off the road for a yearLondon's mayor trashes plastic bags Jan 18, 2010
Londoners have shown that they will not be deterred from their daily business by these pointless strikesTransport workers strike in London Nov 03, 2010
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British journalist and Conservative Party politician, who has been the elected Mayor of London since 2008. He was the Member of Parliament for Henley and editor of The Spectator magazine.
Johnson was educated at the Primrose Hill Primary School, Camden, European School of Brussels, Ashdown House School, Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read Literae Humaniores. He began his career in journalism with The Times, and later moved on to The Daily Telegraph where he became assistant editor. He was appointed editor of The Spectator in 1999. In the 2001 general election he was elected to the House of Commons and became one of the most high profile politicians in the country. He has also written several books.
Under Michael Howard, Johnson briefly served on the Conservative front bench as the Shadow Minister for the Arts from April 2004 until November 2004. When David Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Johnson was re-appointed to the front bench as Shadow Minister for Higher Education and resigned as editor of The Spectator. In September 2007 he was selected as the Conservative candidate for the 2008 Mayor of London election. Johnson defeated Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone and was elected Mayor, after which he resigned his seat in parliament. With over a million votes, he received the largest personal mandate of any politician in British history.