Boris Johnson in the spotlight after 'Partygate' allegations | ANDY RAIN
... Having denied him the honour last week in the face of extraordinarily strong challengers, hats off for the perseverance of the prime minister of the United Kingdom. Getting a ministerial lackey to lay into the BBC and then jettisoning Plan B; neither development of course had anything to do with attempting to wrest back support that was disappearing because of Partygate. Which was difficult enough as it was, what with one-time bruiser, David Davis, quoting Leo Amery and a Tory MP alleging blackmail. With Sue Grey due to report, it could be two honours in a row. Come on, Boris, you can do it.