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Boris sends up a flag to Obama
London City Hall flies stars and stripes

By Laura Miller The star spangled banner will flutter high over City Hall today as the London mayor celebrates the inauguration of Barack Obama as American president. Boris Johnson, who was criticised for his limp wave of the Union Jack at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has arranged for the US flag… Read more »

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Happy new year, Boris
Boris invokes Apocalypse Now spirit

By Alex Stevenson Boris Johnson says Britain should not view 2009 with “foreboding” in his new year’s message, telling Londoners: “Someday, this recession is going to end.” As 2008 draws to a close later this evening a video message by the London mayor, who ousted Ken Livingstone from City Hall in May, will urge revellers… Read more »