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No U-turns!

How much credibility can a government retain when it makes so many U-turns, careering from one crisis to another, lurching from one populist headline to the next, equipped with nothing but the flimsiest of straplines and slogans for brakes?

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I’m Under House Arrest?! For how long?

I never thought I’d echo a thought expressed by Donald Trump, of all people, but if we’re effectively under house arrest, maybe we should be worrying about the cure for coronavirus being worse than the disease? Draconian restrictions of liberty … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

The Times, 8th November 2017 Boris Johnson has conceded he “could have been clearer” in remarks he made about a British woman jailed in Iran that threaten to extend her imprisonment. The foreign secretary today clarified his comments, but stopped … Continue reading

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Royal Yacht Britannia to be recommissioned as symbol of global Britain Daily Mail, Friday 16th September 2016 Royal Yacht Britannia could be used to conduct UK trade deals post Brexit and plans are already being discussed to recommission the vessel … Continue reading

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EU makes net migration target ‘impossible’ BBC News, Thursday 12th May 2016 Figures show 1.2m more EU migrants have got National Insurance numbers in the past five years than have shown up in immigration statistics. Boris Johnson has attacked the … Continue reading

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The EU’s tentacles reach into every aspect of our lives Telegraph, Monday 22nd February 2016 Boris Johnson – “We are seeing a slow and invisible process of legal colonisation, as the EU infiltrates just about every area of public policy. … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson reaches new heights of popularity Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 9 October 2012 Boris Johnson’s reception this week at Birmingham New Street Station was near-ecstatic – hundreds of activists cheering, “Bo-ris! Bo-ris!” as he got off the train. It’s hard … Continue reading

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Striving for another PB

Gold, gold, gold. In the space of 45 magical minutes during one athletics session last Saturday, Team GB claimed the top of the Olympic podium on no less than three occasions. Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah were faster, … Continue reading

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Olympics closing ceremony – all bets are now off! BBC, Wednesday 1 August 2012 The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is left dangling on a zip wire for several minutes when it stops working at an Olympic live screen event. … Continue reading

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The Press Association, Thursday 2 August 2012 London Mayor Boris Johnson was left hanging as he got stuck in mid-air on a zipwire at an Olympic event. Mr Johnson tried out the 148ft (45m) high, 1,050ft (320m) long line as … Continue reading

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