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Clegg: Boris treats his ambition like he treats his hair

Nick Clegg has called Boris Johnson a "conventional" politician who "treats his political ambition a bit like he treats his hair."

Clegg said Johnson, who announced his intention to stand at the next General Election, liked to pretend he did not care about his appearance or career - but was actually "fixated" with them.

Yesterday Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Johnson's announcement as "great news", hailing the Mayor of London as one of his "star players".

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Labour: Boris announcement 'shows how weak PM is'

Labour's Shadow Minister for London, Sadiq Khan, claims Boris Johnson's announcement that he will try to run for Parliament shows David Cameron is "weak".

Sadiq Khan claimed Mr Johnson's announcement showed David Cameron was 'weak'. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

"Boris Johnson's announcement reveals how weak David Cameron is and how out of touch the Tories remain," he said.

"Rather than focusing on helping the millions of Britons suffering from the cost-of-living crisis, the Tories are increasingly turning inwards, focused on leadership battles to come, with David Cameron powerless to do anything about it."

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