Guido would not like to suggest that Boris and Gove had wet the Royal Baby’s head last night, though then again these photos do suggest they were in somewhat jovial spirits after a dinner at Scotts:
Boris clearly just fancied a stroll rather than riding his bike home, while Gove’s difficulty walking in a straight line can obviously be explained by the heat:
Cornered about his old campaign manager, Boris recounted Lynton Crosby’s advice to stop talking about airports earlier:
In an interview about airports, naturally.
On LBC this morning Boris denied the charge that he joked “you can take your partner up the Arcelor” at a speech about gay pride last week.
“I did not say those words and I think any tape would readily confirm that.”
So what did he actually say? Guido has uncovered footage of the speech in question to clear up the mystery once and for all:
“…up the orbit”. All taken in jest by the audience…
The public don’t yet trust Boris to be PM, so says some pretty comprehensive polling released by Lord Ashcroft this morning. Only just over a third said he was capable of the running the country, while Tory voters overwhelmingly backed Dave. The UKIP results are arguably the most interesting. 35% of UKIP voters saying they would consider voting Tory if Boris were leader. Tory backbenchers must be wondering just how many would come home…
And sticks it to Dave, who he is “absolutely increasingly confident” will win in 2015. He sounds it…
Readers will remember that last summer Guido reported the High Court had banned the press from revealing the identity of a “philandering” politician and his lovechild. Associated Newspapers had to pay £15,000 after publishing photos of the baby, known only as AAA, who has distinguishable blonde hair and obviously recognisable features. It can now be legally revealed that the father of three-year-old Stephanie Macintyre is Boris Johnson.
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UKIP Blocked Expenses Questions | Times
NHS Showdown Coming | Paul Goodman
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All Three Parties Mulling Leadership | Staggers
Isn’t George Great | Simon Jenkins
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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…
“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”