August 6th, 2014

Osborne Camp Responds

Not for the last time, Boris has overshadowed the Osborne camp. Poor Sajid Javid was giving a speech on the economy at the very moment Boris stole the headlines. When asked by Guido, Saj declined to be drawn on whether he would back Boris for leader in a post-Dave age, though did say he had already sent the Mayor a text:

“All that Boris has said is that he’s going to stand for election and that’s great news.”

Almost as if the Chancellor’s close ally has a dog in the fight…


  1. 1
    nell. says:

    Yes I hadn’t thought about georgeosborne coveting the tory leadership when dc stands down. But to be fair, historically, chancellors, even excellent ones like him have never made good pms – so I think he’s best sticking to what he’s good at and letting theresamay and boris slug it out when the time comes.


    • 9
      Ippikin says:

      My money is on Boris for a complete whitewash.


      • 10
        Chelsea Cobblers says:

        We have just received his order for a pair of real Leopard skin boots.


        • 52
          Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

          Boris for PM then get us out of the eu nightmare.


        • 110


          Yeah but if the dude s a made Europhike then where his roll of notes hangin’ out his back pocket huh?

          Is he just a made man or a real Wiseguy ??


      • 94
        The Growler says:

        Yup Boris will sit on Ossie just to remind him that was just a “pleb” and to back down to save getting hurt


    • 27
      táxpáyér says:

      “historically, chancellors, even excellent ones like him ”

      What HAVE you been smoking in Norwich?


      • 45

        Yerrrssss. I was wondering that, too. all that Osborne has done is repeat, carefully, what his Civil Servants have written for him. I don’t think that Gideon has any demonstrable Policy input. So, he wants his picture on the No. 10 staircase. Another dim Pygmy joining the rest of the time-waster, wankers, frauds and lunatics who have followed the only PM in the 20th or 21st century to really do what she thought best for this Country, not herself or Party, until Major betrayed her with the Maastricht Treaty.
        Cameron is just a grey little gofer doing what he is told. As is Gideon.


        • 95
          The Growler says:

          By that I gather that you have not got a great regard for DC and Gideon


        • 115
          Anonymous says:

          Yep, surrounding herself with nonces, and having Sir Jingle-Jangle over for Christmas every year….just what the country needed. Hope the bitch is burning in the eternal fires of hell for how she destroyed this once great country


    • 53
      Jimmy says:

      “I think he’s best sticking to what he’s good at”

      Remind me what that is again?


    • 56
      Gordon Brown says:

      I completely disagree, ex chancellors make excellent Prime Mentalists.


    • 109

      By the same token that his haircut has got shorter has George s nose got longer ?

      Does every action indeed have a reaction?


  2. 2
    How on earth does 'Eye Spy' know who he called? says:

    I think the last part of that tweet was ‘enhanced’ for effect.


  3. 3
    Ed Moribund says:

    I could beat Boris in a sarnie eating contest


    • 5
      Ed Miliband the better Miliband says:

      Showing a hundred different facial expressions to say your brown tie on your brown shirt looks great.


    • 11
      Ippikin says:

      Maybe, but he’s going the trash the shit out of you boys come the election. I think you should give up on sardines for the duration.


  4. 4
    PIG IN A TRILBY says:

    Dave says :Great news that Boris plans to stand at next year’s general election – I’ve always said I want my star players on the pitch.”

    Always useful when you bat for both sides !


    • 40
      Ex Conservative says:

      ‘Stars on the pitch’ . Ah, another footballism added by Lynton for the plebs I see.


    • 97
      The Growler says:

      “when you bat for both sides “, are you insinuating what I think you are insinuating, hmmmmm


  5. 6
    Will says:

    At least the Tories have politicians you can recognise. The Labour Party have ed balls ( I sack people illegally) or chukka umma who seems more concerned with his image than policies and flying more air ikes than Ryan air cabin crew


  6. 7

    Vote UKIP :-D


  7. 8
    Ippikin says:

    You need to be on your toes now Dave.


    • 42
      Tachybaptus says:

      It makes no difference if you are on your toes when you are kicked up the arse. You still describe a majestic arc to the scrapheap.


  8. 12
    Hitler had the right idea says:

    Nothing camp about boris, he is very butch


  9. 13
    Hitler had the right idea says:

    is it just me or does milliband look like a haddock?


  10. 14
  11. 16
    Cynic says:

    George covets Leadership

    ,….thats what a life of drugs and debauchery does to your brian


  12. 19
    Osborne camp response says:


  13. 20

    Positioning, postuing and plays for power


  14. 22
    Anonymous says:

    All pre-planned well in advance of Boris’ announcement. The best overall Tory vote getter across the country in ages. The only thing that will beat/compliment it is George’s coming budget next year.


  15. 25
    Eric Pickled says:

    Aye-oop! I worship pies, I do. Aye.


  16. 26
    Bill Quango MP says:

    So, the battle lines for 2017 are drawn.
    Ed Moribund’s Hollandaise crash of the economy means an early election as the Liberals refuse to continue propping up Labour’s crash.

    Ed Miliband steps down and Chukka Umbrella is chosen as the man to unite as many possible tick boxes as possible.

    Boris vs Chukka

    Stay tuned
    (Probably be on Sky 1)


  17. 29
    Nicholas Morgan says:

    A bloke who has worked with Bojo said that he is a right Hunt and you should keep a ten mile exclusion zone between him and your wife.


  18. 36
    Cpl Hicks says:

    Surely it should read:

    “Camp Osborne” responds.


  19. 41
    david says:

    With Boris on the loose there won’t be a seat safe in the country.


  20. 49
    non taxable pikey says:

    Just another in the same mould as Dave, wants us to stay in the EU.
    Still voting UKIP.


  21. 50
    Baroness Token says:

    September 2015 THREEWAY



    • 57
      Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

      Fight over a dead Conservative party that will be lucky to get back in by 2030, keeps the newspapers happy and printing it’s usual crap.


    • 66
      non taxable pikey says:

      I’m not sure Theresa is up for a threesome even if a bit of coke is on offer.


  22. 54
    duty pedant says:

    Gazans have just kicked the sh^t out of a Hamas politician after he surfaced from his protected bunker. Guess they blame him for not having a house to live in any more.


  23. 64
    Diane Abbott says:

    The way is open for ME to be Mayor now :D

    I do hope I don’t start comfort eating.


    • 81
      Louis from Londo says:

      Only if you promise to resign your seat in Hackney. You know you would be really unhappy drawing at least 2 lots of allowances and stuff.


    • 84
      Sleepeez inc says:

      Blimey love, no one needs to be that fucking comfortable.


  24. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Once Bullingdon’d twice shy.


  25. 67
    Anonymous says:

    That’s Boris’s policy for today but hey there are 365 in a year.


  26. 68
    Eric Pickles says:

    We should all pray eat 5 times a day.


  27. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Like Dave is there anything he wouldn’t do or say to get his hands on the Leadership. God bless Eton and the Bullingdon.


  28. 70
    Anonymous says:

    August 6, 2014 at 9:54 am
    I cannot believe that you and the Sun are trying to score brownie points off the mirror
    One word , Hillsborough !

    You are both at the bottom end of the truth pile of the British press

    Ok for you two words…

    “Troops pissing”

    No pushing at the back there now.


  29. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Paul Goodman (Conservative Home in ‘Seen Elsewhere’) should live up to his name, and not suggest that opposition to Israeli war crimes is a “race to the electoral bottom”.


  30. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Dave’s blue polo shirt must smell rank by now.


  31. 74

    Italy Enters Triple-Dip Recession.


    • 105
      The Growler says:

      We did that nearly 4 years ago, do catch up, do as we do, alter the statistics you chose to add to the mixture and delete the ones that aren’t convenient, know what I mean.


  32. 75
    Salt n Vinegar says:

    Sweet timing by Boris

    Takes the story of yesterdays flounce resignation by Warsi and places it firmly in the fish and chip paper


  33. 77
    Not the next Prime Minister says:

    Is that the brilliant next Prime Minister being sold us by Guido and Fraser Nelson…for some unknown reason? Sounds like him – clueless robot from the world of bankers.


  34. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Is this the only way of fulfilling his dream of getting his beloved Turkey into the eu?


  35. 86
    A reasonable man says:

    At least we now know the reason for the re-shuffle.


  36. 89
    A reasonable man says:

    Boris says: “Don’t fear a EU exit”.

    The Tories don’t fear a Scottish exit?


  37. 92
    Bercowitzmustgo says:

    I love the fact that there is an advert for the British Pregnancy Service hanging under the story about Boris Sperm-bag Johnson.

    He is an utter grade A hunt, but then so are most politicians. I suppose the big difference is that most politicians try to stay reasonably close to their personal beliefs, whereas Boris just says whatever makes him look better.


  38. 93
    Ad hock says:

    Love it, I wish he’d come here. There’s a couple of LD MPs with narrow majorities who are now quaking in their boots and will be doing so for the next year. Excellent.


  39. 106
    lastofthesummervintage says:

    Boris i cant keep it in his pants says
    I have no intentions of running for parliament (cough)
    I have never been unfaithful to my wife (cough)
    I will lead us out of the EU (make your own mind up on that one)


  40. 107
    Max says:

    I don’t believe a word any of them say, vote ukip


  41. 116
    Anonymous says:

    “Osborne Camp Responds”
    They don’t rate his hair style or curtains?


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