Alex Massie Alex Massie

Boris’s dwindling bunch of supporters must now come clean

Why can't ministers like Nadine Dorries accept the truth about the PM?

Oh for heaven’s sake, come off it. British politics has long had a comfortable relationship with the absurd but this week – not yet over, its revelations not yet exhausted – takes a very pretty biscuit nonetheless. I do not imagine that ‘Downing Street apologises to the Queen for party revels’ is quite the kind of headline Conservative prime ministers dream of.

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