Snipe - The Scoop

Monday, 28 March 2011

Boris Johnson: an apology

In recent years I Boris Johnson may have inadvertently given the impression that I was totally against "Kosovo-style" cuts to London and was ready to fight a "Stalingrad like defence" of my budget.

Headlines such as "London cuts are madness, Boris tells PM" and "Boris urges Cameron to shelter London from the cuts" may have suggested to many that I was against cutting spending.

I now realise that these same cuts are absolutely essential and that speaking out against them is the work of a clueless opportunist, which of course I most certainly am not.

I would like to take this opportunity to clear up any misunderstanding and to apologise for any confusion caused.

Yours steadfastly,

BJ.

4 comments:

CHPaul said...

Exclusive to all blogs: Boris says one thing one day and the opposite thing the next day.

AdamB said...

It's a real scoop I know. Who knew? ;)

Anonymous said...

I always had a difficulty in imagining Boris and a "Stalingrad-like" defence. Snipers, hand grenades, bayonets, quarter rations?

BTW: the German army retreated westwards from Stalingrad and were trapped for the winter. The area where they were trapped was called "the Kettle". Just a thought.

Guano

Inkelectric said...

I bet Boris is now wishing the Soviets hadn’t codenamed the Defence of Stalingrad “Operation Uranus” too. Just in case people run away with any ideas.