Gordon Brown’s ambiguous sexual image in his university days has long been speculated about, remember Sue Lawley on Desert Island Discs years ago: “People want to know whether you’re gay or whether there is some flaw in your personality”. It appears to Guido that despite fatherhood, the tendency is creeping back. When Gordon visited HMS Kent* last week he positively frolicked in his goggles, mincing rather than marching. Whatever has got into him? Is he just full of the joys of spring? *Iain Dale owes Guido 10 pints for the picture on the left.
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”