The Friends of Boris Johnson: Plugging into Jewish Networks as the Key to Success for Ambitious Politicians

Boris Johnson in Israel

Francis Carr Begbie


There are two pilgrimages which any ambitious British Conservative politician should undertake if he wants to seriously improve his chances of getting the top job. One is to Israel to be pictured with wearing a skull cap at the Western Wall.

The second is to the most exclusive Jewish charity event in the London social calendar. The Norwood Trust banquet is one of the most glittering social occasions in London. Under the chandeliers, networkers rub shoulders with likes of Elton John, Simon Cowell, Tom Jones, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Philip Green and anyone who is anyone in British Jewry.

It was on this august occasion last month that the Mayor of London Boris Johnson addressed the assembled notables and as usual charmed, amused and entertained the huge crowd at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. For “Boris,” as he is universally known, it was the latest in a long strategy of letting Britain’s most powerful ethnic community know that they can count on him. He followed that up last week with a trademark witty denunciation of Donald Trump’s proposed moratorium on Muslim immigration.

“The only reason I wouldn’t go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.” It was a response that delighted the British chattering classes. Typical Boris! A suitably witty quip from a man regarded as humorous as he is unkempt, and a celebrity among the ranks of anonymous political suits.

Probably only the Prime Minister himself enjoys more name recognition than London’s Mayor. Journalist, broadcaster, author and most of all, politician, the showbiz crowd-pulling power of “Boris” crosses party boundaries.

His tousle-haired, blonde charm is legendary and he has buckets of that most elusive political quality “likeability.” Part of the appeal is the stuttering,  affable, upper-class buffoon act which seems cribbed entirely from the role Hugh Grant played in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. The ‘act’ is not just his persona.  In fact he was christened Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and is called ‘Al’ by his family; “Boris” is a kind of stage name.

Deeply concealed though, is the driving ambition. His rivalry with David Cameron may have its roots in their school days at Eton or university at Oxford. Although a few years apart, it was Boris Johnson who struck most as “the man most likely to.” Their relationship has caused so much speculation it was even turned into a TV drama.

In the event, Cameron became Prime Minister while Boris was given the consolation prize of Mayor of London and used it to raise his profile even higher. Some thought he may have given up his plans for the top job when Cameron was so decisively re-elected last May but Boris’s ambition burns more fiercely than ever. How do we know?

Well, there is the ceaseless defence of the City of London — Britain’s bankers have no greater supporter than Boris. And then there is the informal campaign group and fan club dubbed the “friends of Boris” which seems to be on permanent stand-by.

But no Conservative politician can reach the top without the approval of the Jewish financial elite in Britain. And Boris has embarked on a long-term campaign of “signalling” to them that could not have been more blatant if he had hired a Goodyear advertisement blimp. There is the insistence that he is a “one-man melting pot” because he was born in New York and has French, Jewish, English and Turkish blood. There is the adulatory Winston Churchill biography. An addition to the vast Churchill lexicon is not exactly what the world needs, but it is a not-so-subtle pointer that the neocon agenda in general and Zionist foreign policy in particular, are safe with him.

There was the unlikely “row” over a trip to Palestinian areas which caused headlines when it was cancelled due to his pro-Israel remarks. There was the tearful visit to Yad Vashem.  There was his dismissal of Israel’s critics as “snaggle toothed lefties.” There was his repeated insistence, trotted out again only this week, that he will continue to stand up for Israel after his Mayorship ends.

And then there are his new associates. At the last Norwood banquet Johnson was seen congratulating the newly-appointed President of the Norwood charity, former political lobbyist Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn.  They bump into each other a lot. They were hobnobbing when Boris addressed a dinner at north London’s most prominent local synagogue with the Chief Rabbi. And at a tech conference Boris shared the stage with Lord Mendelsohn’s high-powered wife. Nicola Mendelsohn is the most powerful Facebook executive outside the USA and husband and wife are often described as a “power couple” .

It is hardly surprising that he should be seen conferring with a well-connected political fixer from the powerful Jewish community.  What is surprising is that Lord Mendelsohn is a serving House of Lords spokesman for — and member of — the Labour Party.

A former Labour Friends of Israel chair and trustee of the Holocaust Education Trust, he was a key link man between Number 10 Downing Street and the business community, and he personally fund-raised for both Blair as well as his successor Gordon Brown. After working for Blair for some years, he launched his lobbying company LLM almost immediately after Labour was elected in 1997. It quickly gained a reputation which has been memorably summarised by the influential Guido Fawkes website thus:

In Westminster there is no murkier business than lobbying and of all the sleazy lobbyists there is no sleazier firm than LLM — Lawson, Lucas, Mendelsohn. Famous for cash-for-access scandals, representing opposing sides on legislation and generally being the scummiest lobbying firm in the Westminster village with coincidentally the closest links to New Labour.

At 10 Downing Street in the early nineties, Jonathan Mendelsohn and his mentor Michael Levy were quite the fund-raising doubles-act. It was a time when the Jewish business community moved into a driving role in the building up of New Labour and this led to snide media references to the “Kosher Nostra.” As a revealing article in the Guardian noted:

New Labour elevated a pre-existing Jewish network to national importance — and therein lies the problem. The Jewish community has long preferred to attempt to influence the political process through discreet advocacy and relationship building rather than through public demonstrations and campaigning. This discretion is rooted in long-standing concerns to be seen as good British citizens, to not show ingratitude to the “hospitality” of this country. British politics since the 1990s has witnessed a paradoxical process in which lobbying has become ever more important to government, yet ever more the object of public suspicion.

Wealthy Jewish backers did not want their bankrolling of the party revealed because it did not look good. This presented an interesting problem for Labour’s fundraisers. So, various wheezes were dreamed up by which the identity of donors could be concealed. One was to disguise donations as “loans” to the party, a second was hand-outs to favoured think-tanks or charities, and a third was the use of third-party proxies in whose name donations were made.

And Mendelsohn’s own lobbying firm LLM was dragged into the mire time and again. There were the newspaper exposés revealing practices that looked suspiciously like cash-for-access. There was the time that LLM’s client, the — Jewish owned — Tesco supermarket chain donated £12 million to Labour’s The Dome arena project. This coincided with the dropping of a proposed car park tax that could have cost Tesco £20 million.

Mendelsohn’s company became embroiled in another sleaze row when he was Labour’s chief fund raiser. On his watch it turned out that approximately £650,000 of donations were channelled through three third party “proxies” in a manoeuvre designed to conceal the identity of a Jewish millionaire.  Despite calls for the lobbyist’s head  over this one, the Labour Party decided to believe Mendelsohn’s pleas that it had nothing to do with him.

Then there was the sleazy gambling machine episode. Britain underwent a gambling boom in the nineties. The spread of a new generation of highly-addictive gambling machines netted huge profits for operators — but were also a scourge in poorer, more vulnerable communities. Poverty advocates, including the Salvation Army, campaigned for tighter controls. This should have been a sensitive issue for a Labour Party which was still masquerading as a defender of the poor.

Blair’s government did eventually act, but all it was interested in was grabbing a bigger slice of the gambling machine profits through taxation. At the time the huge Jewish-owned betting shop chain Ladbrokes was seeking to reduce its exposure to this tax.[1]

To fight the proposed tax, Ladbrokes retained LLM whose lobbying strategy was later leaked and gave an eye-opening glimpse into a murky world indeed.  It revealed that LLM’s campaign involved a lobbying blitz targeted at ministers, MPs and civil servants. The campaign was notable for the lavish hospitality showered on these upstanding government servants, including  trips to continental race courses. The leak derailed one of the civil servant’s job applications to join Ladbroke’s parent company. His name was Gideon Hoffman.

LLM’s lobbying strategy paid off and the Labour government’s plan to tax the gambling machines was quietly dropped.  Instead of controlling the industry, the new Gambling Act paved the way for Britain’s first super-casino (eight more are planned).

Boris Johnson also has no compunction about being pictured with another figure from the sleazy world of fund raising — Lord Michael Levy who was a bag man for Tony Blair. From the moment he entered parliament Tony Blair was an enthusiastic member of Friends of Israel. But it was at a dinner party at the home of an Israeli diplomat in 1994 that Blair, the newly appointed leader of the Labour Party, met the man who was to bankroll his private office when he reached Number 10.  Michael Levy was a wealthy former record label owner who again, was seen as a gatekeeper to the wealthy Jewish figures whose names pop up again and again on the board of large charities — he was a former chair of Jewish Care, a member of the Jewish Agency World Board of Governors, and a trustee of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Potential donors would be invited for tennis at his palatial “hacienda” style home where Tony Blair would join them for a set or two. Levy would then proceed to ask the guests for donations after Blair had left.

When Blair became Prime Minister, Levy’s efforts paid off big time. Levy was subsequently ennobled as Lord Levy and then appointed as a ‘special envoy’ to the Middle-East, leading predictably to the development of a strong pro-Israel line. This drew much critical comment as Levy had both a house and business in Israel and Levy’s son Daniel used to work for the former Justice Minister of Israel. The fact that Levy acted as a fundraiser for former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak cast further doubt on his capacity for impartiality.

But it all ended in tears, scandal, and police investigations. Lord Levy was arrested by police three times on suspicion that cash was being exchanged for peerages. (Predictably, police could not make the allegations stick and law officers decided not to prosecute.)

Each row seemed to have common characteristics.  They involved Jewish businessmen, deception and apparent willingness to go to great lengths to achieve their goals, knowing that they had friends in high places in case things went wrong. There is no suggestion that Levy and Mendelsohn’s connections and access to Jewish funds gave them immunity, but it was striking how they emerged, if not smelling of roses, then unscathed, after each row.

Since then both men have prospered.  After leaving politics without a stain on his reputation, Lord Levy is still glad-handing and schmoozing on behalf of his favourite Jewish charities. Lord Mendelsohn sold his company for £10 million and is now a Labour shadow minister in the House of Lords.   At his induction he was accompanied by old friends and allies Lord Levy and Lord Greville Janner, the alleged pederast, who himself, of course, is no stranger to controversy.

Boris Johnson is doubtless quite aware of all this and is using it to ascend the corridors of power by taking full advantage of Jewish political consultants. Even his successful campaign to become President of the Oxford Union was won only with the help of a Jewish adviser who was to become a prominent political consultant in the US, Frank Luntz — which reminds us that a similar situation obtains in the US, except that Donald Trump’s candidacy is notable for eschewing the usual bowing and scraping before Jewish money.

Boris will step down after the next Mayoral elections are held in May. As his successor to the Mayorship, he is grooming another fellow Old Etonian, Zac Goldsmith, whose marriage to a Rothschild heiress represented a union of two of world’s wealthiest Jewish banking dynasties.

And curiously enough it is the Jewish and banking constituencies which may be most important if he tries to lead the Conservative Party. If he does make a bid for the top job, you can guarantee that Boris Johnson will have done his best to make sure he has all the right friends in the right places.




13 Responses to “The Friends of Boris Johnson: Plugging into Jewish Networks as the Key to Success for Ambitious Politicians”

  1. Aldous says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Tap and all Tap readers. Of course Johnson isn’t its real name. ‘Osman’ for one and a couple of others besides, deceitful b’stards that they are.

    Wifey thinks you’re a Saint Tap but I’m not so sure. Those who love and care make poor Saints. Those who love and care have a really bad attitude to those that don’t. I hate a lot of dudes and wish them some real harm for what they have done to Mankind.

    God may have something in mind for me when my time’s up but being a Saint sure isn’t one of them. Grim Reaper perhaps.

    If you survive me – as I’m sure you will – I’m gonna ask the Big Man to give you an extra few years on His asylum called Earth for what you have done and tried to do. I’m not sure if that’s doing you any favors (prolonging the agony) but I’ll mean well and you can always get your own back when you reach Heaven away from Hell that is Earth.

  2. Tapestry says:

    On behalf of Tap readers, and for myself, thanks Aldous for your good wishes. Yes I am far too optimistic and unrealistic about the world we live in. Leopards can’t change their spots. I can’t find anywhere else to get interesting views on the world than from what comes in to The Tap. If I’m granted those extra years you suggest, I’ll just carry on as before reading and reacting, collecting and occasionally creating/writing original ideas. I am very grateful to the people the internet has brought us who increase our knowledge and understanding. The process of gaining knowledge offers us hope. Life in the darkness as we lived before did not. Sainthood applies to those who’ve brought us the greater understanding, many of whom have paid dearly for doing so. JFK. Diana. Robin Cook. John Smith. And hundreds or maybe thousands of others.

    • Aldous says:

      That’s a superb Christmas Message Tap, many thanks. I haven’t watched QE2’s broadcast yet – and may not bother – but I’m sure it will piss me right off, so an antidote to it is most welcome.

      Many out there envisaged the pure and utter evil inherent in a proposed Zionist (NOT Jewish) State of Israel and they have been proven dead right.

      Like in the malevolent Spielberg’s film Gremlins, we allowed them (Khazars) to: get wet/drenched with fiat phony money; practice a hateful satanic cult and allow them to receive the Luciferian light(sic) of complete darkness and hopelessness; be fed bagels and gherkins after midnight.

      Unlike Deities, none of those mortals you mention are without fault – JFK, Diana, Robin Cook, John Smith – but they have more than earned their place in Heaven, as they ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth… to touch the face of God’.

      Yet another wretched victim of political Zionism:

      Just three months later, on December 11, 1941 (and only three days after the US entered the war), Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was killed. The Spitfire V he was flying, VZ-H, collided with an Oxford Trainer from Cranwell Airfield flown by one Ernest Aubrey. The mid-air happened over Tangmere, England at about 400 feet AGL at 11:30. John was descending in the clouds. At the enquiry a farmer testified that he saw the Spitfire pilot struggle to push back the canopy. The pilot, he said, finally stood up to jump from the plane. John, however, was too close to the ground for his parachute to open. He died instantly. He was 19 years old.

    • emm jay says:

      Aldous and Tap I just wanted to say that those two comments between you both above were very beautiful, poignant even and very special to read … thank you for sharing them. I wish you both and all the lovely people on here love, light and happiness …. x

  3. Lynn says:

    Tap we owe you a great big thank you. This site has been a Godsend over the years, informing and educating on the matters we are facing…you have helped to get the truth out there.Waking people up is vital to our sanity..All who have contributed are equally thanked..we are facing a very grim future and the sooner people realise what has been engineered, deliberately and covertly, the sooner we can start to stop this landslide. We all wish you a very happy new year and continue the good work.

    • Aldous says:

      Dear Lynn, I lost a dear friend today who was a lot younger than me. He went to bed and didn’t wake up.
      I cried a river when I was told earlier. What an absolute bitch life can be and throws at us when we least expect it.

      I’m seriously fed up and left wondering why God takes such lovely people into His care today of all bloody days while leaving out and out bastards like me alone to continue to piss people off every which way. He sure has a sadistic sense of humor.

      I get really angry with God at times. He’s a Supreme Deity so I have to cut Him some slack but I’m not happy.

      God is without Earthly Sin but where there is great power and compassion, error also is great. God has hurt me deeply today by taking my friend before his time. Perhaps I deserved it.

  4. Aldous says:

    It’s hard to imagine or believe but Deities really do exist. God is the Supreme Deity of course. Any Deity has ALWAYS existed.and has no beginning or end. Eternal as it were.

    You and I are mere Mortals and have a Beginning – our Mother’s womb – but no End. We will always exist. Deities have been around forever and have always existed. They really are out there.

    It’s absurd to think that one is born to just die. Life on Earth is a mere transit to the next stage.

    Tomorrow is promised to no one and we should live each day as if it was going to be our last – because one day it surely will be.

  5. Lynn says:

    Aldous, I am so sorry to hear about your loss..I have lost loved ones of all ages, it is a very painfull experience..we all ask why? This life is a complete and utter minefield, a constant battle to survive..I am truly with you on that one. But we know nothing and are looking for some kind of sense to it all. Corruption is rewarded in abundance, we can only live this journey and see where it leads. Maybe death brings answers, who knows , where this leads us is anyone’s guess. My heartfelt condolences go out to you,

    • Aldous says:

      Hi Lynn and thanks for your kind comment and thoughts. I was somewhat wasted when I wrote that drink-fueled comment. When I start harping on about Deities and the like, a near empty bottle and full glass of whiskey is never very far away but I mean well.

      I suppose death is just a part of life’s cycle – and the least painful part apparently when you consider what life throws at us. Another gem I was told a few months back is that one’s entire life really does flash by as the final curtain goes down but the blind or visually impaired only get the audio version.

      You take care and enjoy the rest of the break.

      BTW, that image of ‘Boris’ encapsulates all that is wrong in this nightmare world of Zionist strangulation. There’s a terrific article on The Rebel of Oz
      and Smoloko (with additional image memes) which is well worth a read. Google’s Chrome browser flags up a bogus (imo) ‘site not safe’ warning about The Rebel website, so is best viewed in alternative browsers.

      The Real Reason Why Germany Must Perish

      This is why the Jews are now sending in the “Syrians”, mostly to Austria, Germany and other Germanic countries such as Sweden. Millions of guaranteed, 100% psychopathic ISIS mercenaries, fully trained and armed by our Jew-controlled American “allies”, will get the job done properly this time around…. unless, of course, enough of us wake up in time and thwart the Jewish world conquest plans again, for the sixth and last time.

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