But as a backbencher he remains a dangerous opponent and a threat to Theresa May - even more so than when he was in the cabinet. And he is once again favourite among Tory activists to replace her as party leader and prime minister. … [Read more...] about Was burka blunder a gaffe too far for accident-prone Boris Johnson?
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PR expert Kate Perrior, who went on to run comms at 10 Downing Street, told the Standard: “The Boris I know is liberal and respectful of all different communities. He loves the great melting point that is London and recognises what diverse cultures bring to our capital city. … [Read more...] about Burka storm: pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to apologise
“And that for somebody who is equipped to be a unifying figure, who’s equipped to create a feel-good factor, who’s equipped to take us all on whatever journey because he makes it fun, he makes it exciting and he is a true visionary. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson urges MPs to focus on ‘chucking Chequers’ rather than PM
“Parliament is in disarray and we have lost confidence in our ability to reach out to the world, despite being one of its largest economies. For this reason, I believe that Boris Johnson is now the only candidate who will deliver Brexit and provide the leadership and the clear direction to bring our nation together again.” Mr Bowie said he was choosing between Mr Johnson and fellow Scot Michael Gove. … [Read more...] about Bandwagon rolls as on more Tories swing behind Boris Johnson
The former London mayor was sitting in the study of 11 Lord North Street, the home of Tory peer Lord Howard of Rising and, coincidentally, the address where Michael Portillo supporters tried to organise a botched leadership contest 24 years ago. It is rare for a reporter to see the nerve centre of the Johnson For PM campaign. A colour map of parliamentary constituencies leans against the wall, while downstairs computers on borrowed desks sit incongruously under oil paintings on the walls. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: There’s a serious job to be done