Comedy Boris bricks it with stand-up show
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.