Not since Michael Heseltine has there been a politician who is so adept
at finding the g-spot of the Tory faithful as Boris Johnson. His column today "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/9263772/The-statist-defeatest-and-biased-BBC-is-on-the-wrong-wavelength.html">in the Telegraph is a classic example of this.
There’s some witty and perceptive BBC bashing, mockery of the Lib Dems and their priorities, and a demand that the Tories get what they need out of the coalition. His line ‘If we are
really going ahead with Lords reform (why?)’ sums up Tory feelings on the subject far better than more earnest tracts have done.
"http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2012/05/raw-and-real-boris-calls-for-tory-to-run-statist-corporatist-defeatist-anti-business-europhile-and-l.html">certainly impressed, saying
that the Mayor of London is ‘real and raw in an age when few politicians are.’ Boris is also being used by others as a stick with which to beat David Cameron. This is what The
Sun’s political editor Tom Newton Dunn says in that paper
‘That’s what you get with Boris. Unlike the ever-wobblier David Cameron, he’s not scared of focus groups, oddball svengali advisors, control freak mandarins, his
party’s Right wing, or Nick Clegg. He just gets on with being Boris.’
One of the interesting things is that we are, thanks to his Telegraph column, guaranteed at least one Boris intervention a week. His momentum is going to keep on building.Tags: Boris Johnson, Coalition, ConservativeHome, Conservatives, David Cameron, House of Lords, Liberal Democrats, Newspapers, Nick Clegg, UK politics