Ros Blogs Rhetorical Questions

Ros Taylor over at the Guardian’s Newsblog wonders, in a particularly penetrating piece of analysis, why George Osborne accuses Gordon Brown of being grumpy and obstructive. Hmmm, tricky one that. Any idea anyone?

When not blogging, Ros writes the Guardian’s Backbencher email, which is a handy weekly round-up of what Recess Monkey, Iain Dale, Guido and other political bloggers have already written about in the previous week.

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Quote of the Day

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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