Boris for Britain launches….but it’s not quite what you were expecting
Boris' bid to become Prime Minister has had a boost from a very unexpected corner.
A new website backing the tousle-haired Tory for leader has launched, and the manifesto promises are exactly what you’d expect: Abolish inheritance tax, introduce some “efficiency” to the NHS, and tax cuts for wealth creators.
The website comes with some real-life endorsements from some of Bojo’s biggest supporters, including Steve Bannon, who says: “I think he has potential to be a great prime minister, not a good one.”
Boris is said to have told the site: “I never wanted to be Prime Minister. Indeed, if there was anything I could do to stop myself from running for leader, I would.”
It turns out the website is a satirical piece by Remain-backing group Our Future Our Choice. It all looks very believable until you get to their disclaimer at the bottom.
And "none of the above" is still topping the polls when it comes to who the public trusts most to get a good Brexit outcome.
It’s not every day your editor leaps to your defence by saying your pieces should not be read “as a serious, in-depth analysis” - but Boris Johnson is not your average hack.
Lucky Labour supporters will have opened their inboxes to find an email from Jeremy Corbyn asking them to do his job for him.
To the shock of his well-heeled colleagues, the Tory heavyweight admitted he'd never attended the opera.