The Margaux is Drinking Well

The family Fawkes is in France this weekend, so in brief:

  • The website of the book is up.
  • As Tim Worstall says, Polly Toynbee has cracked, the common people can backchat the commentariat and she don’t like it (nor does her colleague Michael White).
  • A Tory MP you have never heard of (Mark Field) was shagging an ex-LibDem turned Tory A-lister (Liz Truss) whom you have never heard of either. He did not impregnate her. They are both getting divorced. She says he is not the father of her two-month old child.
  • Matthew Parris reckons Osborne is to the right of Thatcher, Fatty Pollard hopes so.

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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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