It is all very well for David Cameron to speak of “healing” and accuse senior Tories of undermining the Mayor. If Mr. Cameron himself came clean in two major areas, it would definitely expedite the healing process.The PM authorised the purchase of water cannon and opposed Theresa May over their use. His official spokesman made it clear Boris followed the correct procedures when the purchase was made. Cameron said he supported the use of water cannon as a matter of principle. For some reason the PM will not say that now.
Apparently, the PM and the Chancellor told Boris Johnson “to lay off Uber. ” They therefore owe it to the black cab trade, operational since the days of Oliver Cromwell, to explain what their angle is.
George Osborne has been threatening to insist Boris is given Work and Pensions as a Cabinet post, “where I can keep an eye on him.” Will George apologise for this appalling rudeness to the man who knocked himself out delivering the marginals for the Tories in GE15? Nobody else could have delivered the marginals. So Bojo won the election for the Tories then. Not only did he not receive any thanks, his thanks is a kick in the teeth.
Do George and the PM think this behaviour reflects well on them? Are we all supposed to be too stupid to notice what is really going on? This is deeply shabby behaviour.
Unless the PM and George level properly with Boris and the public on the real causes of the friction, instead of murmuring empty platitudes, it is hard to see how any “healing” can begin at all.