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And sticks it to Dave, who he is “absolutely increasingly confident” will win in 2015. He sounds it…
Both known for getting jiggy with 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.
Well it could be 1992 all over again. Dave’s attack on Tory “pessimists” this morning is worth nothing, given what has happened since. On Lawson and Portillo’s Brexit conversions, he insisted earlier:
“I think they’re wrong. There are some pro-European pessimists who say, you have to, in Europe, simply sign up to every single thing that anyone in the EU suggests. You sign every treaty, you sign everything – there is no alternative. I think they are completely wrong. The second group of pessimists say there is no prospect of reforming the EU, you simply have to leave. I think they are wrong too.”
Since then another former Chancellor, Norman Lamont, has joined in the fight and a Queen’s Speech pro-referendum amendment has emerged. No surprises to see Boris pop up either. Surely just coincidence that the Mayor of London, speaking at the very same global investment summit as the PM, offers some ankle to the Tory Eurosceptics.
Boris Johnson says PM is right to want to renegotiate UK's deal with EU, and if we don't get what we want we must be willing to walk away.
— Stephanie Flanders (@MyStephanomics) May 9, 2013
Boris says leaving EU would not be fatal for UK but "a shot in the arm" for democracy, though he's still "narrowly" in favour of staying in.
— Tim Ross (@TimRossDT) May 9, 2013
Boris Johnson says if PM cannot get better deal on EU.."We have to be prepared to go our own way."
— norman smith (@BBCNormanS) May 9, 2013
Helpful timing, as ever.
Not only did Ed, David, Boris and Rachel go to the same primary school, it seems the Milibands and the Johnsons all shared the same hairdresser. These north London elite types are all the same…
Alexander Boris Johnson? One day, Bojo, one day…
“There’s a man called Ken Livingstone, I think he has something to do with London. You must get rid of him.”
Guido thinks everyone needs cheering up a little. Here’s one way of comparing recent PMs…
Forget the dancing at the Olympics, although that was glorious. Here is a gem that got buried by bigger news yesterday:
Boris is Right About Grammar Schools | Conservative Women
‘Obsolete’ Cable | Speccie
Why are Tories so Upbeat? | Alex Wickham
Clear Public Interest in Newmark Sting | Mirror
Boris Invites Farage to Join Tories | Guardian
RAF Too Run Down to Fight Islamic State | Con Coughlin
Osborne’s Personal Cuts Regime | Quentin Letts
Whoever Wins is Cursed | Janan Ganesh
Dave Will Never Be Forgiven if Ed Becomes PM | Trevor Kavanagh
What is Dave’s Big Message? | Tim Montgomerie
Voting UKIP Only Helps Ed | Boris
Mark Reckless told UKIP…
“We are more than a star on someone else’s flag.”