Eddie the Ego falls flat
COMIC Eddie Izzard’s egotism cost him his seat on Labour’s governing NEC, snipe colleagues. Moderate Luke Akehurst, also defeated by Corbyn allies in the vote, said: ‘Eddie would have got elected if he ran on a team with all of us who share [the] same values. Next time hope we have a united team against the Hard Left, not bull****.’ HEADING into No 10 for dinner to discuss Brexit, arch-Brussels baiter Andrew Bridgen was asked whether ‘a few glasses of good wine would persuade you to support the Prime Minister’s Chequers proposal’. The burly Tory backbencher shot back: ‘I wouldn’t support Chequers if they offered me the whole wine cellar.’ AT THE same dinner, Gavin Barwell, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, was worried that normally voluble Brexiteer Peter Bone was so quiet. ‘Cat got your tongue, Peter?’ he asked. ‘I’m only here for the dinner,’ replied Bone. ‘Anything you say in these No 10 meetings gets leaked.’ Wise man.