Raab jokes he enjoyed Peppa Pig World far less than Boris

‘A day of my life I won’t get back’: Dominic Raab jokes he enjoyed Peppa Pig World far less than Boris as he dismisses concerns about ‘ebullient and tiggerishPM’s bizarre speech to CBI

  • Dominic Raab has defended the PM’s Peppa Pig World riff but admitted he did not particularly enjoy own visit
  • No10 has been forced to insist premier is ‘wellafter CBI speech amid claims MPs filing no-confidence letters
  • Claims Rishi Sunak’s Treasury has been stoking criticism of the PM over sleaze and other alleged bungles
  • 多米尼克·拉布(Dominic Raab) today revealed that his experience of Peppa Pig World was rather less joyful than that of the the PM.

    鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) gave a glowing review of the New Forest theme parkwhich he visited with wife Carrie and son Wilf on Sundayin a bizarre speech to the CBI earlier this week.

    Asked on a round of interviews this morning whether he had been to the attraction with his own family, Mr Raab said: '我有. With my boys, they loved it. They are a bit older now.

    Pressed for his personal opinion he told 天空新闻: ‘It’s a day of my life I won’t get back.

    Told that the premier had seemed to enjoy it rather more, he caveated: ‘When they are that age it’s quite fun.

    The comments came as Mr Raab batted away criticism of Mr Johnson’s performance at the CBI, saying the premier is ‘ebullient and tiggerishand on ‘great form’.

    ‘I know what the PM is like,’ he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. ‘He wanted to make that point about the optimism that defines this country.

    Mr Raab said Mr Johnson does not ‘stick to the scriptlike other politicians in the past. ‘I just don’t think it is what the vast majority of voters listening to this showare focused on,’ 他说.

    多米尼克·拉布(Dominic Raab)

    Boris Johnson at Peppa Pig World

    多米尼克·拉布(Dominic Raab) (剩下) today revealed that his experience of Peppa Pig World was rather less joyful than that of the the PM (对)

    The Johnson family seemed to be enjoying themselves on their trip to Peppa Pig World on Sunday

    The Johnson family seemed to be enjoying themselves on their trip to Peppa Pig World on Sunday

    Tories turned up the heat on 'chaotic and disrespectful' Mr Johnson after his shambolic speech to the CBI on Monday

    Tories turned up the heat on ‘chaotic and disrespectfulMr Johnson after his shambolic speech to the CBI on Monday

    Rishi Sunak

    The Integrated Rail Plan was launched last week

    Amid rising Tory unrest, sources at Rishi Sunak’s (剩下) Treasury have hit out at Mr Johnson for ‘blowingannouncements including a huge £96billion rail upgrade (对)

    Mr Johnson’s extended riff on Peppa Pig came after he lost his place in his speech.

    He kicked it off by taking a straw poll of the audience for how many had been to the theme park.

    When only a few business chiefs put up their hands, 约翰逊先生说: ‘Not enough.

    ‘I was a bit hazy as what I would find at Pepper Pig World but I loved it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place. It has very safe streets, discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit system I noticed – even if they are a bit stereotyped about Daddy Pig.

    ‘But the real lesson for me going to Pepper Pig World was about the power of UK creativity.

    ‘Who would have believed, Tony that a pig that looks like a hair dryer or possibly a Picasso-like hair-dryer, a pig that was rejected by the BBC, would now be exported to 180 countries with theme parks both in America and in China as well as in the New Forest.

    ‘A business that is worth at least £6billion to this country… I think that is pure genius, 你不是吗? No government in the world, no Whitehall civil servant would have conceivably have come up with Peppa.

    与此同时, tensions between Mr 约翰逊Rishi Sunak are at risk of boiling over today with more vicious briefing.

    Amid rising Tory unrest, Treasury sources have hit out at Mr Johnson for ‘blowingannouncements including a huge £96billion rail upgrade.

    The bruising swipe came after senior 保守派 vented fury at a series of bungles, demanding he brings in experienced big beasts to sharpen up his ‘f****** awful唐宁街 team.

    The premier’s shambolic speech at the CBI conferenceduring which he lost his thread and went on a rambling tangent about Peppa Pig Worldfuelled growing frustration.

    一些 19 MPs rebelled to vote against watering down the social care cap earlier this week, while dozens more abstained. The sleaze row is still festering and damaging the party in the polls, while the decision to downgrade plans for HS2 links and Northern Powerhouse rail strained relations with Tories in crucial Red Wall seats.

    There are even claims that some MPs have started sending no-confidence letters to the chair of the powerful 1922 committee Sir Graham Bradyalthough there is no immediate prospect of reaching the threshold for triggering a contest.

    A Treasury source told the Guardian the Integrated Rail Package had been a disaster partly because of the timing and ‘more carewas needed before making promises.

    ‘In the end what happened was that we blew a £96bn announcement that really should have been a lot more positive,’ 他们说.

    But a No10 source hit back: ‘I’m not really sure how moving a date on the calendar would have made a substantive difference.

    Mr Johnson faces an important test later when he runs the gauntlet of PMQs in the House of Commons. Last week the government benches looked unusually thin amid anger at the botched handling of the sleaze row.

    Asked yesterday whether the premierwho has been suffering a heavy coldis in good health, 他的发言人说: ‘The prime minister is well and he is focused on delivering for the public.

    Relations between No10 and No11 reached a low point over the summer, as the Chancellor made little secret of his irritation at Mr Johnson’s free-spending habits.

    The Budget appeared to have secured an uneasy truce, with massive tax rises being pushed through to fund commitments such as the £12billion a year extra for the NHS and social care.

    然而, the latest storm suggests that the problems have not gone away.

    Tory insiders have pointed the finger squarely at Rishi Sunak’s allies for some of the most brutal briefing, including one line attributed by the BBC to a ‘senior Downing Street source’. ‘There is a lot of concern inside the building about the PMit’s just not working. Cabinet needs to wake up and demand serious changes,’ 消息人士说.

    One ally of Mr Johnson highlighted that the attribution of the quote had been changed from a ‘No10 sourceto a ‘Downing Street source’, 加: ‘I think you have to look a bit further down the street.

    A senior Conservative said tensions had resurfaced and No11 is ‘pushing hardto undermine Mr Johnson. ‘It is Rishi’s people, 100 百分,’ they told MailOnline. ‘They’re too far apart intellectually.

    Liam Booth-Smith, a key aide to Mr Sunak has been mentioned among the suspects.

    然而, the Treasury has flatly denied any involvement in the vicious briefing saying the idea is ‘total made up rubbish’.

    ‘This is not from Liam or anyone else at the Treasury,’ 一位消息人士说. ‘That suggestion is just an attempt to deflect the blame.

    Relations between Mr Sunak and No10 chief of staff Dan Rosenfield are said to have ‘not recoveredfrom a bruising spending review last month in which the Chancellor was ordered to shell out a £35billion windfall from lower borrowing rather than build a warchest for tax cuts.

    Mr Rosenfield has come in for particular criticism for failing to build a reliable machine that can see ‘elephant traps’, with a Tory aide dismissing him as ‘f****** awful’. There are calls for election guru Lynton Crosby to be drafted into knock heads together.

    One former minister told MailOnline that No10’s top staff are not up to the task and the operation is largely ‘run by teenagerswho cannot get the ‘disorganisedpremier into line. They said an experienced figure is needed to offer the same support as Willie Whitelaw famously gave Margaret Thatcher.

    鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) (对) attends the service for murdered MP David Amess with (左到右) John Major, 大卫·卡梅伦(David Cameron), 特蕾莎·梅, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel

    鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson) (对) attends the service for murdered MP David Amess with (左到右) John Major, 大卫·卡梅伦(David Cameron), 特蕾莎·梅, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel

    一些 19 MPs rebelled to vote against watering down the social care cap earlier this week, while dozens more abstained

    一些 19 MPs rebelled to vote against watering down the social care cap earlier this week, while dozens more abstained

    Mr Johnson faces an important test later when he runs the gauntlet of PMQs in the House of Commons. Last week the government benches looked unusually thin amid anger at the botched handling of the sleaze row

    Mr Johnson faces an important test later when he runs the gauntlet of PMQs in the House of Commons. Last week the government benches looked unusually thin amid anger at the botched handling of the sleaze row

    Many in Government sense the hand of Dominic Cummings, the PM’s former chief adviser who has now transformed himself into Mr Johnson’s chief tormentor.

    Richard Holden, an influential member of the 2019 intake of ‘Red Wall’ 保守党议员, told the grassroots website Conservative Home: ‘At a national level, it feels like the Government is missing chances to highlight the good work that such Conservative MPs are doing. And that it is making a few too many unforced errors.

    Baroness Ruth Davidson, former Scottish Conservative leader, branded the CBI speech ‘disrespectfulswiping that the country ‘deserves more than chaotic and unprepared boosterism’.

    But Mr Raab insisted Mr Johnson is ‘on great form’, and shrugged off reports that MPs are sending no-confidence letters as ‘Westminster tittle tattle’.

    他告诉英国广播公司早餐: ‘The Prime Minister is on great form. The reality is people speak about speeches in the Westminster village, the gossip and all the rest of it.

    ‘It’s the job of Westminster commentators to pick up on one anonymous source from wherever they found it to criticise the Government of the day, that’s fine.

    Mr Raab went on: ‘The Prime Minister is an ebullient, bouncy, optimistic, Tiggerish character and he livens up his speeches in a way that few politicians past and present have done but actually there is a steeliness to him as a Prime Minister and indeed his team, and we work as a team.

    Although No10 insists the PM is ‘focused on the issuesand he does not seem under imminent threat, the situation appears to be becoming more serious.

    Downing Street insisted yesterday that Mr Johnson is ‘well and he is focused on delivering for the public’.

    Mr Johnson was asked if ‘everything was OKfollowing the bizarre speech in which the Prime Minister lost his place in his notes, made car noises and talked about a trip to Peppa Pig World.

    ‘The Prime Minister briefly lost his place in a speech,’ his official spokesman said. ‘He has given hundreds of speeches. I don’t think it’s unusual for people on rare occasions to lose their place in a speech.

    The spokesman added: ‘The Prime Minister is very much focused on delivering for the public.

    No10 said: ‘The Prime Minister, as you have seen from Cabinet, is focused on the issues that we face as we come up to the winter months and delivering on important changes like social care.

    Asked whether Mr Johnson would gather a core group of ministers around him to offer adviceas suggested by former Cabinet minister Lord Hague – 发言人说: ‘The Prime Minister has an entire Cabinet to draw on who provide advice, as you would expect.

    The spokesman said he ‘wants people to be able to speak freely and give their viewsaround the Cabinet table.

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