03 February 2010
When Boris & Mandelson went to Davos
Just when you thought that it couldn't get any worse for Nu-Labour along comes another story to prove you wrong. Boris Johnson and his team were flying tourist class to Davos for the economic summit. Up in first class was Lord Mandelson and his chums who took delight in sending back a few delicious canapés and some glasses of champagne to wash them down with.
"Mandy’s champagne is not the way to get the country out of recession; it is the way to prolong the recession. The servants of the people should travel with the people," said Boris, never one to miss an open goal.
That is the point. The impression that this tale gives is of an out of touch governing elite enjoying the final fruits of office before the inevitable showdown in May. By way of contrast, old-Etonian Boris comes over as a man of the people who has their best interests at heart.
Tory Central Office must be shaking its head in wonder at this level of stupidity.