Repealing the Fox-hunting ban
You may have spotted a medium-weight but cleverly placed campaign of spin over the last few days. This was putting forward the idea that Jeremy (much put-upon, poor innocent Jeremy) would – with enormous regret – probably have to bow to pressure. And that he would leave, really he would, once the Olympics were over.
Because as I’m sure you appreciate, without Jeremy’s hyping skills and networking genius, the UK 2012 Olympics are going to be a disaster.
Most of the briefing appears to have been done Sunday evening and first thing yesterday. The usual suspects duly printed the ‘story’, but the only thing it has evoked is a loud raspberry from Tory MPs (among whom he was so “popular” until a few weeks ago) and a renewed determination among Labour ranks to see the little scamp off.
Now I’m told that Leveson is make or break – whatever that means. But another source – a Camerlot fringe intimate – says that several senior Downing Street staff of all disciplines are sincerely hoping Basil Brush gets hung out to dry later this week.
We shall see.