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Boris Johnson ally fights back

Boris Johnson ally fights back
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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:

https://twitter.com/ConorBurnsUK/status/1027147098314170368

Well, at least the Tories this time managed to make it until midweek before blue on blue warfare broke out...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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