Boris Johnson

Tube ad ban raised with Boris

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

Transport for London's refusal to accept a series of advertisements in support of Israel has been raised with Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The Zionist Federation said a £12,000 campaign planned for London Underground comparing Hamas to other terrorist groups including IS had been shelved last week because TfL found the adverts "too controversial".

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Boris Johnson ‘horrified’ by rise in antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2014

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he reacted to the rise in antisemitism in the capital this summer with “horror and condemnation”.

He made the comments in response to questions from London Assembly members at City Hall on Wednesday.

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Fierce-eyed Boris Johnson to be made in to art

By JCReporter, August 23, 2013

London mayor Boris Johnson likes to project the image of a bumbling figure waffling on about wiff-waff and piffle.

But he is not fooling anyone — least of all sculptor Frances Segelman. “It’s the eyes. They’re very fierce. He got a serious side. You can see it in his eyes,” she says.

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Boris Johnson intervenes to resolve cable car row

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson has intervened in a row over the sponsorship of a major cable car project which appeared to discriminate against Israel.

Mr Johnson ordered Transport for London commissioner Sir Peter Hendy and the Emirates airline to remove a clause in the contract for the Emirates Air Line, as the cable car crossing the Thames in east London is known.

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Boris Johnson tells TfL to revise Thames cable car contract after boycott fears

July 17, 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson has intervened in a row over a controversial sponsorship deal between Transport for London and Emirates airline for the Thames cable car.

Emirates sponsors the cable car, but details of the contract show that TfL must abide by United Arab Emirates rules on having no ties to Israel or Israeli businesses.

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Concerns raised over TFL deal with Emirates airline for Thames cable car

By Marcus Dysch, July 16, 2013

Transport for London is facing criticism over its sponsorship deal with Emirates airline for a major cable car project in the capital.

Details of the contract show that TfL must abide by United Arab Emirates rules on having no ties to Israel or Israeli businesses.

Amir Ofek, spokesman at the Israeli Embassy in London, said the case raised "serious concerns".

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Galloway in bid for Boris’s job?

By Marcus Dysch, June 13, 2013

George Galloway has announced his intention to stand as a candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election. Or has he?

The Respect MP said this week that he wanted to succeed Boris Johnson at City Hall and had formed a “committee which is seriously looking at the prospect of me running”.

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Tribute to Sir Simon, London Mayor Boris Johnson's aide

By Sandy Rashty, May 2, 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled a bust of the late Sir Simon Milton in a West End ceremony.

Sir Simon, his former chief of staff and deputy mayor of London, died of pneumonia aged 49 in 2011 after a 20-year battle with leukaemia.

The ceremony in Piccadilly was attended by more than 150 people, including Sir Simon’s former partner, councillor Robert Davis.

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Rosh Hashana wishes from London Mayor Boris Johnson

By Sandy Rashty, September 12, 2012

The Mayor of London has released a special New Year message to the members of the Jewish community.

Boris Johnson thanked the community for playing “an active and important role in ensuring that London has shone like never before over the past year.

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Greek expert's ode to zipwire Boris

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2012

A classics professor has composed an ode to Boris Johnson after the London mayor found himself suspended mid-air on a zipwire.

Earlier this summer, Dr Armand D'Angour, a Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, was asked by Mr Johnson to compose an ode to the Olympics.

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