Boris Refuses to Rule Out Early Election

Unfortunately for LBC, given last night’s scandalous developments, their morning interview with Boris is a pre-recorded affair. Some headlines for the, as per usual, good-humoured confrontation with Nick Ferrari include that Putin’s made about 35 nuclear threats since the outbreak of war; telling Sadiq to get a grip on the met; and ruling out any Covid restrictions being reintroduced in future. Guido’s eyes were caught by the PM refusing to rule out an early election…

The interview also saw the PM accuse Ferrari of the disappearance of Lord Lucan during an impromptu breakout of banter

Classic…

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Boris: UK to Spend 2.5% of GDP on Defence by 2030

Boris at the NATO conference in Madrid today confirming the UK will raise its defence spending from 2% to 2.5% of GDP, although only by the end of the decade…

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Labour MPs’ Questionable Boris’s Treehouse Attacks

Eyebrows were raised in Downing Street over the weekend after the publication of a story in The Sunday Times that Boris had looked into having a £150,000 treehouse built for son Wilf at Chequers. The story – undisputed since publication – goes he had once again entered into discussions about Lord Brownlow forking out for the cost, however plans were eventually scuppered by police security concerns given the house would be visible from the road. Despite the design including bulletproof glass, which raised the cost significantly…

Guido was amused to learn that Downing Street’s eyebrows weren’t raised by the Sunday Times’s story, instead by Labour MPs’ attacking the plans on the grounds of Boris being out of touch. Vauxhall’s Florence Eshalomi, Rhondda’s Chris Bryant, Wallasey’s Angela Eagle, and Hull’s Karl Turner were all among those laying into the PM.

No. 10 sources wryly note, however, that it wasn’t that long ago when it was a Labour PM splashing huge wads of cash to renovate Chequers – without a whimper of controversy. In 1999, one Tony Blair added a luxury tennis court complex to the PM’s Buckinghamshire residence, something since enjoyed by successive MPs including David Cameron and Boris Johnson. Sources in the know tell Guido that the courts weren’t built using public cash, nor did they come out of the Chequers Trust, implying the extortionate costs either came out of Blair’s personal pocket, or a private donor. Given Guido unfortunately can’t make it to Blair’s big centrist jamboree today, perhaps an on-hand hack might like to raise the question of who paid for the courts…

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Truss Rejects Downing Street’s “Kangaroo Court” Privileges Committee Claims

Following the Privileges Committee’s investigation launch, this morning the Telegraph splashes with Downing Street’s pushback operation, claiming Boris faces a “kangaroo court” under Harman’s biased leadership of the probe. Something Guido’s had his doubts about as well…

No such doubts for the Foreign Secretary though. Appearing on the Today Programme, Liz Truss insisted she trusts the Committee “implicitly“, and rejected claims Harriet Harman’s involvement would prejudice the investigation:

“I believe that I trust the Privileges Committee to look at the evidence properly and make the judgement appropriately. And we need to allow that process to continue… I trust implicitly my parliamentary colleagues to listen properly to the evidence and make the right decision.”

Asked directly on Sky News if Harman’s leadership was an issue, Truss simply said she “doesn’t see a problem” with it…

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Foreign Leaders Turn Boris Woke Again

Another meeting of world leaders, another bizarre comment from Boris that you’d think would be more suited to come from a gender studies lecturer. Today the PM told cameras that he doesn’t believe the invasion of Ukraine would have happened if Putin were a woman, labelling the move “a perfect example of toxic masculinity.” He says after spending days in Germany with G7 leaders, all of whom are men, trying to put a stop to the barbarism…

“You need more women in positions of power. If put was a woman – which he obviously isn’t – but if he were I really don’t think he would have embarked on a crazy macho war of invasion and violence in the way that he has. If you want a perfect example of toxic masculinity it’s what he’s doing in Ukraine”

Boris also called for “more women in power”, which will delight Liz Truss…

Naturally, this totally out-of-character comment has gone down badly back home with the PM’s fellow right-wingers. Farage said the PM “becomes more ridiculous and more metropolitan liberal by the minute. Boris says ‘we need more women in power’. I guess he means more disasters like Angela Merkel.”

The PM is starting to make a habit of this. Guido recalls the last G7 summit, hosted back home in Cornwall, when the PM came out with the incomprehensible claim that “We’re building back better together. And building back greener. And building back fairer. And building back more equal. Maybe in a more general neutral, a more feminine, way.No doubt the PM’s burgeoning bromance with Justin Trudeau is partly responsible for this track record G7 woke-ry…

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READ IN FULL: Sturgeon’s Independence Letter to Boris

See also: Sturgeon Admits SNP Has No Independence Plan if Supreme Court Rejects Legality

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