Just in case the Mayor of London hadn’t endeared himself to people enough already this year…
Boris Johnson’s regular Twitter Q&A sessions are always fun to follow, answering questions in is usual erudite style. While he is ultimately loyal to David Cameron, the Mayor of London has never been known to intentionally make life for leadership rival George Osborne.
In fact the Mayor rather likes to flex his independent muscles by having a dig at the Treasury every now and again.
In today’s session Bori once a gain seemed to stoke the fire just a little bit in an answer on economics:
Looks like we know what the B in Plan B stands for now.
Today Ed Miliband is going to make a major speech on mental health care, attacking high profile people that mock those who suffer from depression and other mental health conditions.
Good on him.
Not that the Guardian are obssessed with this story in anyway but…
It is pretty outrageous that a senior Guardian journalist would try and make this case.
Time for a clarification I think, Patrick.
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Tonight’s Question Time panel is Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable, Labour Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry, Conservative MP Claire Perry, The Huffington Post’s Mehdi Hasan, and UKIP’s Paul Nuttall.
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God bless America.
Just under a week ago Tom Watson tweeted this.
Yesterday at the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee his Labour colleague Steve Rotheram asked George Entwistle:
“In your 23 years at the corporation with your vast experience of current affairs and documentaries are you aware of any investigations linking high ranking politicians and/or their advisors to child abuse”.
Former Head of Media Mark Littlewood will apparently call for free marketer Orange Book Lib Dems to be given a free ride by Conservatives in the 2015 General Election. The currently Director General for the Institute of Economic Affairs is quote on ConHome as saying:
“The arrangement he should seek with free market-leaning (“Orange Book”) Lib Dem MPs should be unilateral but not universal. It would essentially amount to an offer to withdraw the Conservative candidate from those seats in which an incumbent Liberal was willing publicly to take a pledge to continue the work of the coalition beyond 2015, specifically in regard to swiftly completing the process of fiscal consolidation, preferably at a rather more rapid pace than at present.”