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Bullshit Diary - 2
I'm too lazy to go through Boris Johnson's list of lies and half-truths about EU legislation, so on this occasion I'll let the FT do it for me.

Or, for those who prefer to hear much the same information rather than read it, here is Eddie Mair on today's PM (start at 53.24).

Yep he is full of bullshit.

What I want to know is, why is Boris Johnson so important? He's a backbench MP with a part-time job as mayor of one city: OK, it's the capital city, but being mayor makes so few demands that Boris can combine it forst with a career in journalism, subsequently with being an MP - and the part of the city that actually makes the money (i.e. the City) has its own mayor anyway.

I understand that in the internal machinations of the Tory party he is seen as a challenger for the leadership (which I find about as credible as Donald Trump having any sort of leadership potential - but there you go); but why should the rest of us be interested?

Yet he's all over the front pages of the national - I repeat, national - press for the second day running.

Ahem. Sorry about that. I feel better now.

I hear you! I don't notice other local politicians getting anything like the exposure - but the Londonocentricity of the UK media has often been remarked in these pages.

It's probably not irrelevant that he was a member of Pop and the Bullingdon, of course...