Mayor of London’s comment come after protracted speculation he is plotting a return to Westminster at the next election
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Saturday 14 February 2009
Only the media make the argument that there should be time limits on holding power, and that's because someone losing and a changing of the guard makes for a better story and sells more newspapers. As long as a leader still has the support of the people, he should be allowed to stay in power.
Monday 08 December 2008
Ofcom today fined Talksport £20,000 for breaching the Broadcasting Code after presenter James Whale encouraged listeners to vote for Boris Johnson in London's mayoral elections.
Friday 17 October 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/by-john-rento-3.html">John Rentoul: Ken, Boris and race</a>
Thursday 16 October 2008
Ken Livingstone says he lost the London mayoral election because of racism in a Socialist Unity interview today
Monday 22 September 2008
Monday 30 June 2008
Ken Livingstone admitted losing the mayoralty of London was like a "bereavement" yesterday, as he prepared to start his new job – as a radio talk-show host.
Monday 26 May 2008
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has scrapped a controversial tie-up with Venezuela, in a move that looks like spelling the end of half-price bus and tram travel for some of the capital's least well-off.
Friday 16 May 2008
* Political memoirs have made headlines this week, though it remains to be seen if that translates into sales. Back when the late Richard Crossman published his memoirs in the 1970s, politicians had something to say and weren't just doing it for the money; publishers would fall over themselves to sign them up. Times change, and this week Paddy Ashdown signed with Aurum Press, a tiny publisher whom agent Michael Sissons would once not even have considered. And this despite his book being "packed with both political revelations and wonderful anecdotes". Ken Livingstone is now on the market, agented by Curtis Brown MD Jonathan Lloyd, whose portfolio includes Jeffrey Archer and Edwina Currie. Whom will he persuade to come to the table?
Sunday 04 May 2008
So BoJo's got his mojo working again. Boris Johnson walked into City Hall as the newly elected Mayor of London yesterday and started cracking the jokes so absent from his campaign. Tripping on his way to the podium, he accused Ken Livingstone of planting "a last-minute booby trap, a final throw!". Noting that Ken would not pass on "the seals of office" until midnight tonight, an ebullient Boris said: "Until that time, I imagine there are shredding machines working away in some parts of the building. And quite right too! Heaven knows what we're going to find in the next few days."
Sunday 04 May 2008
Boris Johnson will need more than a little help from his friends, among them the one-time Labour sports minister Kate Hoey, to navigate the inevitably stormy waters of the Olympics over the next four years. Hoey confirmed to us last night that she will be advising the Tory London mayor on Olympics and sport "on a non-partisan basis", adding: "The kind of thing I will be doing is what has been missing from the running of London." It is even possible the feisty Hoey may be Boris's nominee on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, which would be ironic for a Government which treated her so shabbily. Johnson will also rely heavily on advice from the able shadow sports minister Hugh Robertson and Richard Ottaway, Tory MP for Croydon South, who is vice-president of the Parliamentary Olympic Group. The government will be concerned that Labour's influence on the Olympic project is dissipated with the exit of Ken Livingstone, but 2012 chief Seb Coe says: "We congratulate Boris and owe much to Ken for his vision but remain strictly neutral on Olympic issues."
Friday 02 May 2008
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
UK evangelist says Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’
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- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile