Quote of the day: Portillo’s confession

30th November, 2012 7:05 am

Speaking to This Week last night Michael Portillo said:

“I licked the bottom of the Murdoch press.”

  • Serbitar

    Michael Portillo’s oral apparatus has often busied itself in unusual ways.

  • Jeremy_Preece

    An unfortunate quote, which provokes the sort of pictorial image that would require expensive therapy to recover from. Fortunately I have already eaten lunch,
    By the way, I really disliked him when he was in power, but I think that he is much better as a TV presenter travelling on trains.

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