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Damian Green lashes out at Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson continues to be the target of attacks from fellow Tory MPs at the party’s conference in Birmingham, even though he’s not yet even arrived in town. Yesterday, it was Digby Jones and Philip Hammond who took a swipe at him. Today, it’s former deputy PM Damian Green.

At a Spectator fringe event, Green was asked whether it is good news that Boris was ready to sing about the Tories’ achievements at party conference tomorrow:

‘I don’t think Boris is waiting in the wings.

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