As Cabinet ministers and Tory MPs line up to attack Boris Johnson over his burka comments, some are wondering if another politician would merit such a backlash. Right on cue, Johnson’s former PPS Conor Burns has popped up to take a pop at his colleagues. Burns says some of his colleagues don’t even seem to have read the piece they are ‘desperate’ to distance themselves from:
We are now into full bandwagon jumping territory on @BorisJohnson article. Seeing some of the tweets from colleagues desperate not to get left behind I can't see they can even have read it. If they did they clearly didn't understand it.
— Conor Burns MP (@ConorBurnsUK) August 8, 2018
Well, at least the Tories this time managed to make it until midweek before blue on blue warfare broke out…