Fraser Nelson

Cameron dodges the 10p tax issue

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Cameron has three times avoided in his press conference answering what a Conservative government would do to help those people stung by the 10p tax. (No, A cock hasn't crowed). A tough issue for him, and I'll see if I can do any better as I travel with him on the train to Crewe.

He also said he suspects Nicholas Boles (who dropped his own mayoral campaign after being diagnosed with cancer, from which he has now recovered) will keep working for Boris. Bruce Anderson asked yesterday who will play Jeeves to Wooster. Kinder souls may ask who will play Leo McGarry to his Bartlett. Whichever way you out it, I suspect we have just had our answer. Boles has a good seat lined up, but Boris could not have a better "deputy mayor".

Written byFraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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