So, Boris, rioters make you angry. What about your Bullingdon pal? - UK Politics, UK - The Independent
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, the Chancellor, George Osborne, and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, were some of the best-known members of the club – an elite dining society notorious for its drunken excesses. It has a tradition of “omerta”, a code of silence, among its members.
But last week an eyewitness came forward with a tale of how he recalled witnessing a man “with a shock of white blond hair” lob the pot plant. Happily, we are assured it was not the Mayor of London but one who may also have had blond locks.
Paul Wiffen, a fellow Oxford alumnus, felt compelled to speak out after hearing Mr Johnson speak of his “blinding anger at the callousness and selfishness of the rioters”.
But last night, Mr Johnson’s spokesman, Guto Harri, admitted that the Mayor remembers the name of the Bullingdon hooligan responsible for an act of vandalism similar to those he condemned. Why then, we asked, did Boris not reveal who it was at the time, considering police had interviewed members of the drinking club in an attempt to discover the culprit?