Boris stresses loyalty to Cameron

Boris Johnson has used his platform speech to the Conservative Party Conference to insist he is completely loyal to David Cameron, hailing the "fantastic job" he is doing as Prime Minister.

Boris made a point of singling Mr Cameron out for praise, in response to speculation that he was positioning himself as a future leader of the Conservatives.

He commended the Prime Minister for his "firm leadership" and his ability to make "tough decisions", before predicting that he would lead the Tories to victory in a general election scheduled for 2015.

I was please to see that you called me a blond-haired mop in the papers. If I am a mop, David Cameron, you are a broom - a broom that is clearing up the mess left by the Labour government, and a fantastic job you are doing.

"I congratulate you and your colleagues George Osborne the dustpan, Michael Gove the J-cloth, William Hague the sponge. It is the historic function of Conservative governments over the last 100 years to be the household implements on the floor of the house, so effective at clearing up after the Labour binge has got out of control."

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

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