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Boris Johnson London Mayor Race: Bozza v Ken v Brian The Snail

boris-yawns.jpg“TORIES pick Boris to take on ‘King Newt’,” announces the Telegraph.

Well, less announces than whispers as the news that Boris Johnson has been chosen to take on Ken Livingstone for the job of London mayor appears in a side …

Posted: 28th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Harrow Council’s Lie Detectors To Catch a Benefits Thief

THE BBC reports that lie detectors are being used by Harrow Council to try and catch out benefit cheats. Apart from the fact that lie detectors don’t actually work there’s a couple of other points at issue here, the most …

Posted: 27th, September 2007 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown: Nothing To See

referendum.gifGORDON Brown is in Bournemouth.

The Sun wants a referendum:

Before and after…

Source: Dizzy 

Posted: 26th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: You Should See His Boyfriend

ahmadinejad-homosexuals.gif“IS American right to demonise President Ahmadinejad of Iran?”

This is the Independent’s “big question”.

Ahmadinejad is billed as “controversial leader”. He says things like “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We do not have this …

Posted: 26th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson: Hedging His Bets

boris_joker.jpgBORIS Johnson’s website is back online. And he’s back in the papers. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

The Indy writes that at the end of this month Johnson is “almost certain” to be unveiled as the Conservative candidate for next …

Posted: 26th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It Could Be EU: David Cameron Gives Two Fingers To Gordon Brown

david_cameron_policies.jpgDAVID Cameron is here to reassure the apathetic voter that when Prime Minister he will give you the EU Referendum you hanker for. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

Looking at the Guardian’s news that Cameron’s compassionate Conservatives are 11 points …

Posted: 26th, September 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: No Homosexuals Please I’m Iranian

ahmadinejad-in-the-us.jpgDOES Mahmoud Ahmadinejad support a football team? It’s just that if he wants to appear likeable, he should get one. (Pic: Poldraw)

He could have joined Gordon Brown and said something about Jose Mourinho’s departure for Chelsea. They could …

Posted: 25th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s Big Pitch: In Gord We Trust, The Papers’ View

gordo-poppins3.jpgGORDON Brown watch: Anorak’s on-the-hoof look at Gordon’s message to the masses. (Pic: Poldraw)

DAILY MIRROR front page: “SERIOUSLY GOOD GORD – Gordon Brown forged a powerful pact with the people yesterday.”

“Patriotic, passionate, packed with policy…the PM’s triumph.”…

Posted: 25th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU Referendum: Sun Gives Two Fingers To Gordon Brown And Faceless Bureaucrats

gordon-brown.gifNO Page 3 in the Sun today. The sombre news is that The EU Referendum is upon us, or at least it would be if Gordon Brown stuck to his promise.

Readers see a front cover of Brown sticking two …

Posted: 24th, September 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alisher Usmanov: Boris Johnson On Free Speech

mr_usmanov.jpgALISHER Usmanov is chucking his weight around. See here.

The Russian oligarch has bought into Arsenal football club.

The Times notes:

“With Mr Putin due to stand down as President in March, Mr Usmanov’s involvement with Arsenal may

Posted: 23rd, September 2007 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloggerheads, Craig Murray, Bob Piper And Boris Johnson Downed By Alisher Usmanov

usmanov.jpgAS Tim Ireland tells me, his Bloggerheads site, and sites operated by Craig Murray, Bob Piper and Boris Johnson have been downed by Alisher Usmanov. Tim suggests the Arsenal fans might like to take the matter up in song.

Who’s …

Posted: 20th, September 2007 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (30) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rudy Giuliani’s Smile Costs $2,300

guilianijpg.jpgRUDY Giuliani is in London. This is part of Rudy 2008. It is 2007. Rudy is a man with his eyes on the future.

As the Guardian reports, the man who would be the American President is at the Mandarin …

Posted: 20th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Supermarket Years: Cherie Blair Gets Paid By The Word

cherie-blair.jpg CHERIE Blair is writing her autobiography. If she is paid by the word, the book could be one of the longest in history, rivalling Cherie Blair: The Trolley Dash Years for sheer girth. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

The Times’ …

Posted: 20th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Justine McGuinness Speaks

2baby0001.jpgWHAT happens to an ex McCann family spokesperson?

If she’s Justine McGuinness she doesn’t write a book, rather she launches a political campaign.

Now billed in the Mirror as a “family friend” of the McCanns, McGuinness uses her knowledge to …

Posted: 19th, September 2007 | In: Madeleine McCann, Politicians | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson’s Education Action: The Words That Best Sum Up Britain’s MPs

hazel-blears.jpgTHE charity Education Action has put together a list of entries to find the country’s most-loved word. (We know – it’s ‘bollocks’.)

Efforts by the great and good include – and we have taken the liberty of translating what they …

Posted: 15th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


War On Terror: George Bush’s Victory Lite

george-bush-victory_lite.jpgQUOTE: “The principle guiding my decisions on troop levels in Iraq is ‘return on success.’” President Bush, speaking to the nation.

Figure of Speech: catachresis (cat-a-KREE-sis), the metaphor gone wild. From the Greek, meaning “misuse.”

Our goal in …

Posted: 15th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Maggie Thatcher’s Back To The Fuchsia For Gordon Brown’s Tonic

gordon_brown_saatchi_policies.jpgNOT only is Margaret Thatcher alive but her spirit moves Gordon Brown. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

No small thing that Maggie should meet Gordon Brown. The Times says this is one part of Brown’s “double whammy”, words echoing a …

Posted: 14th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


President Bush’ Syncrisis: Bring Home the Troops

bush_teller.jpgQUOTE: “When we begin to draw down troops from Iraq, it will be from a position of strength and success, not from a position of fear and failure.” President Bush, quoted in the New York Times.

Figure of Speech

Posted: 11th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Watch: Mind The Yawning Gap

boris-yawns.jpgBORIS Johnson is used to illustrate the Guardian’s article that yawning is contagious.

Researchers at the University of Leeds found that people most affected by “contagious yawning” are more empathetic and “have a more developed sense of social awareness”.

This …

Posted: 11th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Cameron’s Barmy Army: National Citizen Service

david_cameron.jpgIF David Cameron gets in to Number 10, every 16 year old in the land will be “expected” to devote their summer holiday to “patriotic” duties. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

We talk not, of course, of the lads versus …

Posted: 6th, September 2007 | In: Politicians, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Plenty Of Room Up Top On Boris Johnson’s Battle Bus

boris_johnson_haircut.gifBoris Watch – Anorak’s look at Boris Johnson, Tory candidate for London mayor. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Boris Why Londoners should vote for me.”

Boris Johnson uses his Telegraph column to outline his vision for …

Posted: 6th, September 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s Been Emotional: Back To School For Hugs

seals.jpgIT’S back to school time. School children are dusting off iPods and polishing their trainers; teachers are dusting off the bongo drums and learning the value of hugs.

As the Telegraph says, happiness lessons are to be taught to all …

Posted: 5th, September 2007 | In: Broadsheets, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Free Money For Readers When Tony Blair Resigns On…

blair.jpgWHEN will Tony Blair resign his post as Prime Minister?

Tony Blair will leave Downing Street “well before” the next general election, says Jack Straw.

The Sun reveals that Blair will step down as Labour leader on May 31 …

Posted: 22nd, April 2007 | In: Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ice Man Cometh

‘ON this Budget day, when Gordon Brown will tell us how much he’s got and how he’ll be spending it, it’s useful to see where taxpayers’ money goes.

Antony Gormley

Some of the Treasury’s cash is spent on hospitals. Some …

Posted: 16th, March 2005 | In: Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0