While one prospective PM struggles with Vanilla Ice, the caretaker PM labours over Neil Diamond. Who leaked the embarrassing video footage of Boris Johnson in a bin bag of a suit attempting to dance to Sweet Caroline at his belated wedding celebration, just as the country’s economic crisis intensified?
“Boris and Carrie are furious that it was leaked and a witch hunt is under way,” I am reliably informed. “The video footage was all over their friends’ WhatsApps late on Friday night and first thing on Saturday morning and the clear intention was to distribute it so widely it would inevitably end up being picked up by a journalist.”
Guests at the event at Daylesford House, Lord Bamford’s Oxfordshire estate, included Jacob Rees-Mogg, Ben Wallace, the defence secretary, and Nadine Dorries, but none of them are likely to have “dunnit”.
“Let’s just say it looks very much like it is the revenge of the gays,” my informant adds, referring to Carrie Johnson’s much-quoted remark about a lockdown gathering she hosted in the Downing Street flat she shares with her husband. “I doubt any of the oldies at the party would have had the technical know-how to leak it.”