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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Boris Johnson 'could become Business Secretary'

Boris Johnson could become Business Secretary if the Conservatives win next year's general election, reports suggest.

Speculation over Boris Johnson's role in a Conservative government has begun. Credit: PA Wire

Following the Johnson's announcement that he will seek to return to parliament next year, the Daily Telegraph report that he could fill the role of Business Secretary when his term as London Mayor ends in 2016.

Mr Johnson would be given an "over-arching role" in charge of infrastructure, the newspaper report.

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

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