Boris upstages Cameron's Cabinet reshuffle..
His Grace was going to write an eloquent and insightful post on the political nuances and philosophical implications of David Cameron's Cabinet reshuffle: 'Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out..'
But Boris has jousted into the fray and upstaged the PM quite spectacularly.
Commenting on the removal of Justine Greening as Transport Secretary, Boris said: "There can be only one reason to move her – and that is to expand Heathrow airport. Clear that the government wants to ditch its promises. We will fight this all the way.”
Representing a West London constituency, Ms Greening had sensibly ruled out Heathrow expansion: her replacement, Patrick McLouglin, is now ruling it in. The thing is, non-expansion was a commitment made to the electorate in both the Conservative Party Manifesto and the Coalition Agreement. Boris is therefore wholly justified in pledging to fight it 'all the way'.
But one rather suspects that the Prime Minister is more than a little peeved that the Mayor of London should steal the limelight today. But, hey, that's politics.