Tax cuts but - get this - for the rich, says Boris

BORIS Johnson has blindsided rivals for the Tory leadership by proposing tax cuts but – let this sink in – for the already wealthy. 

The unexpected and disruptive move has shocked the country, with higher earners believing that it is crazy but that it just might work. 

Conservative MP Denys Finch Hatton said: “Tax cuts for the poor you could have expected. They’re struggling, and they’re a vastly bigger pool of spending to invigorate the economy. 

“But for those earning more than £50k a year? At first I was like ‘nonsense’ then I thought, ‘wait a second, I earn that much and I’m always wishing I had a bit more’. 

“And apparently everyone will do well out of it because of libertarian economics, which means I don’t even have to feel guilty. I think this Boris maverick may just have won my vote.” 

Johnson said: “I am promising things that will not work and I cannot deliver. And I will keep those promises.” 

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Gove somehow maintaining unnaturally high level of confidence

MICHAEL Gove remains manically convinced nothing can stop him becoming Tory leader though nobody knows where he is getting his confidence from. 

The environment secretary is resolute he can win and is giving frequent impromptu improvised motivational speeches to his campaign team. 

An insider said: “It’s incredible. Honestly, if you could bag up Michael’s self-belief and sell it, you could name your own price. 

“Sometimes he flags a little but then he goes to the bathroom, I think to talk to himself in front of the mirror, and he comes out absolutely ebullient. 

“He works all hours – he’s always last to bed – and even goes out at 4am for meetings. God knows who with. 

“Sunday morning I woke up to him, on the roof, screaming ‘I’m the king of the fucking world!’ to the silent Chelsea streets. He’s just so inspiring.” 

The insider added: “And he’s really hands-on. Won’t let anyone else touch the campaign finances.”