Ashcroft Warns Cameron Book an “Obit”

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Speaking at last night’s Political Book of the Year Awards at the iMax, Lord Ashcroft who was sponsoring the affair warned that next year he would not be able to if his upcoming “obit… I meant biography” of David Cameron is nominated. It is still not completely clear whether the book written with Isabel Oakeshott will be out before or after the election…

Elsewhere Bercow was slaughtered by Rory Bremner over the Commons gym. Dan Jarvis sort of denied he wanted the Labour top job, though he did enigmatically concede to Guido that some in the party were not talking to people in the right way. Andrew Mitchell did not look too impressed being invited to the stage to present an award as “Cyclist of the Year” with a rictus grin as Bremner politely asked “Mr Mitchell we are live on CCTV, please do not swear…”




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