Cleggie spoke an opaque minestrone of waffle.
Our Mayor is nothing if not jammy. Two years ago, he placed and has already cashed a bet for £1,000 that the Conservatives would win the next General Election! His victim was Sir Max Hastings, but so sure is Boris that the Tories will win, he feels confident that the fact he has spent the money is fine and he will not have to offer Sir Max a refund.
Boris says firmly in his article in the Daily Telegraph today that the “amazing and ludicrous burst of Cleggophilia” is the “biggest load of media-driven nonsense” since the funeral of Princess Diana. Boris thinks that Mr. Clegg was by far the worst of the three protagonists in the debate, and his answers were regurgitated versions of stuff Mr. Cameron had already said.
Boris fears something is in our water supply or the yellow cloud from Iceland has addled our brains. He then points out that it is the two faced Lib Dems we are talking about. I quote:
“These are Lib Dems we are talking about! They say anything to anyone. They are not so much two-faced as positively polycephalous. They go around every university campus promising to abolish “Labour’s unfair tuition fees” – while dear Cleggie tells his party conference that this policy, this cardinal Lib Dem policy, would cost £12 billion and that the country can’t afford it. In the north of England you will find plenty of Lib Dem literature extolling their “mansion tax”, a proposal on which they remain deafeningly silent in places like Richmond and Kingston, where it would mean a vast new tax on people who happen to live in overvalued houses.
Everybody treats Vince Cable as a semi-holy Mahatma Gandhi of British politics, because he is supposed in some way to have anticipated the financial crisis. Actually his most notable recommendation before the crisis was that Britain should join the euro – a move that would gravely have worsened our current position by leaving us in a Greek-style straitjacket.”
I urge you to read the article in full on the link above. With panache, Boris says an outright Tory win is still his prediction and he makes an offer to Sir Max to increase the stakes.