Com­edy Boris bricks it with stand-up show

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TORY favourite Boris John­son wielded a brick in his speech to the party con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham – which was more stand-up than po­lit­i­cal ral­ly­ing call.

He blasted Alex Sal­mond, ate the Kip­pers and dis­patched Deputy PM Nick Clegg to do “what­ever it is he does”.

Ed Miliband was lam­basted for wiped “data banks” and the “Freudian slip” which left him for­get­ful of the econ­omy at Labour’s Manch­ester gath­er­ing.

And the packed crowd was even given “per­mis­sion to purr”.

But de­spite wav­ing around his brick as a metaphor for the Con­ser­va­tive mes­sage of home build­ing and eco­nomic suc­cess, the London mayor did lit­tle to quell spec­u­la­tion about his am­bi­tions.

While dis­miss­ing him­self as a “mu­nic­i­pal toe­nail” he wove a vi­sion of what Bri­tain would be­come un­der the To­ries, ex­port­ing “weapons grade” chillis to In­dia and the world’s sec­ond big­gest car man­u­fac­turer.

To ap­plause, he promised ac­tivists a “won­der­ful fu­ture” for the coun­try – but only if the “one ob­sta­cle” of Labour was seen off.

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