Boris Johnson could be pushed “insane” on the prospect of David Cameron and George Osborne’s delighting in his failure to ship Brexit, a Downing Avenue insider has claimed. A former aide to Boris Johnson claimed that in moments of panic over how one can keep away from extending Brexit throughout the Summer season of 2019, Mr Johnson’s advisor would remind him of the delights his arch-political rivals would absorb watching him fail, an creator has claimed. Anthony Seldon’s explosive e book Johnson at 10: The Inside Story, which is being serialised in The Instances, claims that Boris vowed: “I am going to present these f***ers.”
An extract from the e book reads: “Each time Boris was panicking, [Dominic Cumming] and communications director Lee Cain would inform him: ‘There isn’t any different approach by. You’ll be the shortest-serving prime minister in historical past until you do that.'”
An insider additionally informed Mr Seldon: “The prospect of these two [Cameron and Osborne] laughing at him would drive him insane. He’d transfer from, ‘Oh my God, we’ve acquired to ease up,’ to, ‘I’ll present these f***ers’.”
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Mr Seldon additionally states that Mr Johnson’s use of foul languages, resembling dismissing critics in his get together with expletive heavy rants, contributed to a “macho tradition in No. 10 that some, particularly girls, discovered hostile.”
An aide informed the creator: “He would use the c-word lots round Dom and Lee. It’s what he thought working-class folks did. Lee is certainly working class and despite the fact that Dom wasn’t, he got here from the northeast, which was working class sufficient for Boris.”
Mr Seldon additionally describes how indignant outbursts and using foul language turned extra widespread in Downing Avenue.
He alleges that in a backyard get together, Dominic Cummings angrily questioned a Conservative MP who dared to problem the threats to deselect MPs who voted in opposition to the federal government, saying: “What the f*** do you suppose I am right here for?”
Boris Johnson’s language was simply as dangerous, writes Seldon who claimed the Prime Minister would dismiss critics within the Conservative get together utilizing the c-word.
Seldon added that the editor of The Sunday Instances was additionally subjected to derogatory feedback.
Mr Johnson referred to as her a “c***” after her paper printed a narrative he did not like, he writes.
He stories that when she realized of the insult, he referred to as her in to apologise in particular person.