Boris takes an unsubtle swipe at Cameron (and his brother)

June 12, 2013 8:09 am

Boris Johnson took a not particularly subtle swipe at the PM yesterday. When asked why both Cameron and his brother Jo Johnson did better than him at University, he called them:

“Girly swots who wasted their time at university”

The question is, what’s so “girly” about working hard and doing well, Boris?

And you should be nicer to him Boris, after all, his staff are paying for your flights…

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