What should one call a mafia that was born on the playing fields of Eton?

Boris Johnson received a mafia style threat from a top Tory advisor - but what should we call this new Tory mafia?

Boris Johnson received a mafia style threat from a top Tory advisor - but what should we call this new Tory mafia?

Eton College is not the place one would expect to discover a training ground for a new ‘mafia’ in British politics. But, according to yesterday’s Times, this is exactly what we should be looking for.

Apparently, after Mayor Boris Johnson, dropped his stylish anti-European bombshell in Manchester, he received a text message from top Cameron aide, Nick Boles, with the following message:

The message was, “La vendetta è un piatto che va mangiato freddo”, which for those who don’t have predictive texting, in Italian, on their phone means, Revenge is a dish best eaten cold,”  but why did he send it?

Apparently the Tory leadership was not too happy at Boris stealing the limelight and then using it to promote a new direction on Tory attitudes towards Europe, or more accurately let the cat out of the bag.

I began to wonder how the Eton wall boys might carry through this threat, and then it struck me, they could leave the head of the fox they want to hunt in the bottom of Boris’ bed.

The name of the mafia – the British establishment!

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  1. Richard T

     /  October 21, 2009

    He didn’t do the Charlie Haughey one then? Uno duce uno voce.

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