Say Good Bye to michaelhowardmp.com

Electoral rules mean that once the election is announced Members of Parliament can no longer refer to themselves as MPs, so this is going to be a bit of a problem for the 100 or so MPs who foolishly incorporate ‘mp’ into their website name. More details.

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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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