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  1. August 26, 2014

    Farage to stand in Thanet seat as Johnson pins hopes on Uxbridge

    Boris Johnson has confirmed he is seeking the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and West Ruislip in next year’s general...

  2. August 24, 2014

    Cameron under pressure to take tougher action on extremists

    David Cameron came under pressure from Boris Johnson on Monday to take tougher action against Britons who fight with...

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  1. August 11, 2014

    A censorious creed that gnaws away at the Conservative vote

    Modern London is a Conservative creation. When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, it was dowdy, depopulating...

  2. August 8, 2014

    Nigel Farage to stand for parliament

    Nigel Farage is to stand for parliament in the Kent constituency of South Thanet, local activists confirmed on Friday. The...

  3. August 8, 2014

    Boris Johnson, shambling celebrity, sets sights on the Tory crown

    In the classical literature that Boris Johnson devoured as a student, writers sometimes employed a deus ex machina. This...

  4. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson starts from behind in any Tory leadership race

    Boris Johnson will spend the coming months building support among Conservative MPs as he prepares for a possible party...

  5. August 7, 2014

    Boris Johnson eyes Uxbridge as springboard to Westminster

    Uxbridge is the furthest stop on the Metropolitan line travelling west out of London into leafy suburbia. But the safe Tory...

  6. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson paves way for path back to Westminster

    Boris Johnson electrified Conservatives as he prepared the ground for a possible run for the party leadership, saying he...

  7. August 6, 2014

    Focus turns to Boris Johnson’s past Westminster stint

    Forced to grovel to the citizens of Liverpool; a Remembrance Day wreath charged to his expenses; dismissed from his job over...

  8. August 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson plan for Commons return reignites leadership talk

    Boris Johnson will stand to be an MP in 2015, the London mayor has confirmed, in a move that will reignite speculation about...

  9. August 5, 2014

    Johnson to challenge Cameron on Europe exit

    London mayor Boris Johnson, a likely future contender for the Conservative leadership, will on Wednesday challenge the prime...

  10. August 5, 2014

    Funding doubts cast shadow on £15bn push for northern revival

    A £15bn plan by five of Britain’s northern cities to bury longstanding rivalries and forge an economic revival with new road...

  11. August 4, 2014

    Boris Johnson to question Britain’s EU membership

    Boris Johnson knows how to pick his moments. In the dead of August, with David Cameron on holiday, the London mayor will...

  12. August 3, 2014

    London warned of big threat to jobs if UK quits EU

    London could lose more than a million jobs if Britain quits the EU and fails to adopt more outward-looking trade policies,...

  13. August 3, 2014

    Doubts cast over David Cameron completing full term if re-elected

    Supporters of George Osborne and Boris Johnson are increasingly convinced David Cameron will not continue as prime minister...

  14. August 1, 2014

    MP criticises Uber for ‘opting out’ of UK tax regime

    The row over the future of the London taxi market reignited on Friday after an influential MP said new entrants such as...

  15. July 30, 2014

    Mayor calls for £1.3tn investment in London’s infrastructure

    London needs £1.3tn invested in its infrastructure over the next 35 years to retain its place as one of the world’s leading...

  16. July 29, 2014

    London congestion charge to double for diesels

    Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, has announced plans to double the capital’s congestion charge to £20 per day from 2020 for...

  17. July 27, 2014

    Ed Miliband attacks David Cameron over Russian oligarch donations

    David Cameron has come under further pressure over Russian oligarchs’ donations to his Conservative party with the...

  18. July 24, 2014

    £1bn docklands plan receives go ahead

    A £1bn plan to create an Asian business district in a rundown part of east London’s docklands will go ahead after the local...

  19. July 16, 2014

    Drones and homes replace runways in ‘Heathrow City’ plans

    Futuristic ‘Heathrow City’ visions unveiled Architects have unveiled their futuristic visions of what Heathrow could look...

  20. July 15, 2014

    Boris Johnson set for public sector land grab

    London mayor Boris Johnson is set to be given the power to acquire land owned by all public bodies in the capital in order...

  21. July 11, 2014

    David Cameron clears way for motor races on public roads

    Formula One and other motorsports events could be held on public roads after David Cameron announced plans to change the law...

  22. July 3, 2014

    Tories raise cash and laughs, but Labour’s not smiling

    The chance to play doubles tennis with David Cameron and Boris Johnson fetched £160,000 at this year’s Conservative summer...

  23. June 24, 2014

    Boris Johnson fights to keep Thames estuary airport plans alive

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is fighting to keep alive his proposal for a Thames estuary airport by publishing a...

  24. June 23, 2014

    Polish ministerial ally of Cameron embarrasses PM on EU

    David Cameron’s problem in finding allies in Europe has been graphically summed up by Poland’s foreign minister, who claimed...

  25. June 17, 2014

    Academia and business join forces to improve innovation

    “We need to get away from the stereotype that Britain is full of clever boffins who aren’t very good at business,” says...

  26. June 13, 2014

    Lloyds backs housebuilder Pocket Living

    Lloyds Banking Group has joined London mayor Boris Johnson in backing a small housebuilder with an innovative, low-cost...

  27. Westminster Blog

    June 12, 2014

    Is this the moment Osborne admits there is a London housing bubble?

    Tonight is the annual speech by George Osborne to a City audience at Mansion House. We revealed this morning that the...

  28. June 12, 2014

    George Osborne plans to clean up ‘brownfield’ sites for homes

    George Osborne will set out plans to speed up development of disused industrial sites, in his latest attempt to stop housing...

  29. June 11, 2014

    London purchase of water cannon causes Tory tensions

    Boris Johnson’s decision to buy water cannon to tackle rioters in London has fuelled tensions among Conservatives, with the...

  30. June 10, 2014

    London mayor to pay for land clean-up in housing drive

    Boris Johnson is to pay for the costs of decontaminating swaths of land in the latest attempt by London’s mayor to encourage...

  31. June 10, 2014

    Spikes add to London’s architecture of deterrence

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has criticised the installation of spikes on the ground outside the entrance of an apartment...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2014

    Let's nationalise the Green Belt

    Or London’s Green Belt, at any rate. For the uninitiated it is the giant girdle of farmland that forces the UK metropolis to...

  33. May 23, 2014

    Ukip takes the saloon vote – other parties should look elsewhere

    What just happened? There is a simple way to describe the local election results. Labour sweeps London. The UK Independence...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    May 21, 2014

    David Cameron and Boris Johnson wait for a train

    Stefan Rousseau/Getty British prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson wait for a train at Newark station...

  35. May 20, 2014

    Ballymore seeks partner for £2bn London sites

    Irish developer Ballymore is seeking a joint venture partner to finance London residential projects including City Island –...

  36. May 19, 2014

    The world’s cities reach for the sky

    “I don’t know what London’s coming to – the higher the buildings the lower the morals.” (Noël Coward, actor and playwright,...

  37. May 16, 2014

    Chelsea Flower Show: the rise of urban farming

    Globalisation and advances in industrial agriculture may have increased food production over the past century, but they have...

  38. May 12, 2014

    Boris Johnson touts £30bn under-ring-road for London

    Boris Johnson has added a £30bn underground ring road to his wish list of transport projects for London as he set out the...

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