Gordon once implausibly claimed, in an effort to look as hip as young Cameron, that he woke up to the sound of the Artic Monkeys on his iPod. It was later conceded that the claim was ridiculous spin which he blamed on his image advisers. How will Gordon cope in iPod-street-credibility terms with the news that the last album Dave bought was by the Seattle-based indie band Modest Mouse?
Which Modest Mouse album Dave bought is not known. Guido suspects it was Baron Von Bullshit.
“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…”