Knowledge Identifier: +Boris_Johnson
Born in 1964.
Countries: United Kingdom (63%), United States (7%), (4%)
Linked to: Conservative Party, The Daily Telegraph, News of the World, Transport for London
The chair of the UK Statistics Authority Sir Michael Scholar, who served as private secretary to former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1980s, wrote to the committee's chair Keith Vaz MP to tell him the figures Johnson had quoted to a panel of MPs "do not appear to stand up to scrutiny"
She was referring especially to the occasion on which Johnson, as a journalist in 1999, accused the Macpherson Inquiry, which reported on police racism following the Lawrence murder, of 'hysteria', adding that the "recommendation that the law might be changed so as to allow prosecution for racist language or behaviour 'other than in a public place'" was akin to "Ceausescu's Romania"
Richard Rogers - From 2001 to 2008 he was chief advisor on architecture and urbanism to Mayor of London Ken_Livingstone; he was subsequently asked to continue his role as an advisor by new mayor Boris Johnson in 2008
The Daily Telegraph - The paper won "Columnist of the Year" three years' running from 2002 to 2004: Zoë Heller , Robert Harris and Boris Johnson
Germany's "Der Spiegel" and America's National Public Radio reported the race, both quoting Johnson as saying "if you vote for the Conservatives, your wife will get bigger breasts, and your chances of driving a BMW M3 will increase", without however giving a source for this; the BBC has quoted the same statement by him from his 2004 campaign trail
In April 2007 Johnson was called upon to resign by the MPs for the city of Portsmouth after claiming in a column for "GQ" that the city was "one of the most depressed towns in Southern England, a place that is arguably too full of drugs, obesity, underachievement and Labour MPs"
David Cameron - A photograph showing Cameron in a tailcoat with other members of the club, including Boris Johnson, surfaced in 2007, but was later withdrawn by the copyright holder.
Rob Wilson - In July 2007 Wilson was promoted to the Conservative frontbench as Shadow Higher Education Minister replacing Boris Johnson
After several days of speculation, Johnson announced he was a potential Conservative candidate for the London mayoral election in 2008 on 16 July 2007
Conservative Party (UK) - Despite traditional links between the UK Conservatives and US Republicans, and between Labour and the Democrats, London Mayor Boris Johnson, a Conservative, endorsed Obama in the 2008 election
Transport for London - Livingstone and Wetzel remained in office until the election of Boris Johnson as Mayor in 2008
Ken Livingstone - Livingstone sought re-election in 2008, but was defeated by Conservative candidate Boris Johnson on a night that saw a huge swing against Labour right across Britain
David Ross (businessman) - After Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London, in May 2008 Ross was Johnson's nominee to the board of the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games
ArcelorMittal Orbit - According to London mayor Boris Johnson, in around October 2008 he and Tessa Jowell decided that the site in Stratford, London that was to become the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympics needed "something extra" to "distinguish the East London skyline", and "arouse the curiosity and wonder of Londoners and visitors"
New Routemaster - A static mock-up was unveiled at Acton depot on 11 November 2010: the first engineering prototype was driven by Boris Johnson at a public demonstration on 27 May 2011
West Ham United F.C. - On 3 March 2011 West Ham United's proposed move to the Olympic Stadium was formally approved by the British government and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
Once, Johnson has actually shown apparent acceptance of homosexual rights; three weeks before the London mayoral election, 2012, he prevented the London buses from advertising a Christian campaign which aimed to preach that homosexuality could be "cured
Abu Qatada - According to conservative politician Boris Johnson, Abu Qatada's residence in Britain is estimated to have cost the British taxpayer at least £500,000 in benefit payments to his family and other expenses by early 2012
Hay Festival - The 2012 festival included writers Martin Amis, Jung Chang, Louis de Bernières, Mark Haddon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan, Michael Morpurgo, Ben Okri, Ian Rankin, Salman Rushdie, Owen Sheers, Jeanette Winterson, comedians Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Julian Clary, Jack Dee, Tim Minchin, politicians Peter Hain and Boris Johnson, scientists John D. Barrow, Martin Rees, Simon Singh, and general speakers Harry Belafonte, William Dalrymple, Stephen Fry, A.C. Grayling, Germaine Greer, Michael Ignatieff, and David Starkey
InSpiral Lounge - The inSpiral Lounge is involved with London's Capital Growth Project, an initiative run in partnership with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, London Food Link and the Big Lottery's Local Food Fund aiming to create 2012 new community food growing spaces across London by the end of 2012
West Ham United F.C. - With a decision due by the Olympic Park Legacy Company in May 2012 Boris Johnson delayed the final selection of future tenants until completion of the 2012 Olympics stating that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that the tenants would be West Ham United
New Routemaster - However, Boris Johnson won the election and in September 2012 approved the order for 600 of the new buses, with public funding required estimated at about £160 million
Barry Laden - His latest venture, a new garment factory in London's Bethnal Green called East End Manufacturing, opened in October 2012 and was officially launched by May or of London, Boris Johnson on February 26th 2013
Get Reading festival - Before the actual 2013 festival, there were special readings by celebrities around London, such as Harry Enfield, Boris Johnson, and other high profile figures reading extracts from books such as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" , "George's Marvellous Medicine" , and others
Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham - In September 2013, Lord Darzi was appointed by the May or of London Boris Johnson to lead a new clinically-led review of health and wellbeing and services in London
Long Live Southbank - On 16 January 2014, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson came out in support of Long Live Southbank
Jeremy Paxman - Newsnight - Paxman presented his last "Newsnight" on 18 June 2014 in an edition which included an interview with Peter Mandelson and one with London May or Boris Johnson, while they both rode a tandem bicycle, as well as a brief reappearance of Michael Howard who, following on from his 1997 interview, was simply asked: "Did you-"
Uxbridge and South Ruislip (UK Parliament constituency) - On 12 September 2014, May or of London Boris Johnson, was selected to be Randall's replacement as Conservative candidate
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - On 25 February 2016, Boris Johnson continued his support for the Northumberland Development Project by granting Tottenham permission to build a new £400 million stadium
Uxbridge and South Ruislip (UK Parliament constituency) - "'Uxbridge and South Ruislip"' is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament by Boris Johnson, a Conservative, who has served as Foreign Secretary in the cabinet since 13 July 2016 and former Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016
2015 military intervention in Yemen - In September 2016, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of blocking the UN inquiry into Saudi war crimes in Yemen
2015 military intervention in Yemen - Indeed, in October 2016, Boris Johnson commended the notion of referring allegations of Russian and Russian-backed war crimes to the International Court of Justice
John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard - In an August 2017 article, Lord Kerr criticised Boris Johnson, "Callaghan, Carrington, Howe, Hurd
Vince Cable - In September 2017 Cable echoed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in calling for greater taxation of foreign speculators in the housing market
On 27 February 2018 in a leaked letter to Theresa May, Johnson suggested that Northern Ireland may have to accept border controls after Brexit and that it wouldn't seriously affect trade having initially said a hard border would be unthinkable
Jeremy Hunt (politician) - Hunt was appointed Foreign Secretary in July 2018 following the resignation of Boris Johnson
Nadine Dorries - In August 2018, Boris Johnson was criticised for a column that he had written in the "Daily Telegraph"
In January 2019, Johnson came under criticism for remarks he had made during the 2016 Leave campaign regarding the prospect of Turkish accession to the European Union; he denied making such remarks
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - This claim was adopted by Boris Johnson during his 2019 campaign to lead the Conservative Party