Chris loder

Pork pie plotters reunite at the Carlton

They always return to the scene of the crime. Less than a fortnight after the alleged ‘pork pie’ plotters met to discuss Boris Johnson’s future at the Carlton Club, several of their number gathered there again last night. But this time it was revelry, not regicide, on the agenda as a smorgasbord of backbench talent toasted the launch of the Global Britain Centre.  Among the stars out in show was Australian High Commissioner (and Liz Truss bestie), George Brandis, loudly banging the drum for the recent Australia/UK/US defence partnership Aukus, as part of the self-described ‘raucous sqwarkas Aukus caucus.’ Tories in attendance include uber-loyalists Paul Scully and Andrew Rosindell, mixing with the likes