+ + + Yates No Longer of the Yard + + + Boris Distances Himself From Coulson Situation

Rather than be suspended Guido hears that the imminent announcement will be that he is walking. Get the popcorn.

UPDATE: Sky confirm.

UPDATE II: Always relied upon to help out his old friend, Boris was just asked at his press conference whether Cameron should consider his position regarding his employment of Andy Coulson. Boris replied that he wasn’t “here to talk about government appointments”. On repeated questioning the Mayor essentially told hacks that this was Downing Street’s problem so they should ask them. Ouch…

UPDATE III: That Boris knife in full:

“I’m not here to discuss government appointments. Those questions you must address to government. I don’t think there’s a very clear read across” [from Sir Paul Stephenson hiring Neil Wallis to Mr Cameron hiring Andy Coulson]. This is a matter you must address to No 10 Downing Street.”




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Philip Hammond uses a trip to Berlin to mock the Foreign Secretary:

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations although I try to discourage talk of “cake” amongst my colleagues.”

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