Boris and the Liberals

By all account the Mayor’s  turn at the 1922 Committee hit the spot last night. James Forysth reports that Boris “left no erogenous zone unstroked”, but what Guido hears he said of the LibDems is worth noting. When asked “what are you doing about the Liberals?” he replied:

“Ah, our beloved coalition partners. Crikey. Haven’t even thought about them. What am I doing about the Liberals? When they become a threat I’ll come up with a strategy. What are we doing about the Liberals? …what should I be doing about the Liberals?”

Apparently the Tory backbenchers replied with cries of “love-bomb them”. “What’s that? Love them? Righty ho.” Classic Boris, but rather dampened by the news this morning that the LibDems will not be budging on his proposed airport. The Guardian claim that Downing Street is blaming Boris for letting the yellows throw a spanner in the works with his briefing to the TelegraphHe’d do well to remember that the love-bombing is not mutual… 




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