So only four people knew, and the Murdoch press found out. Any other papers? “Other newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sun, also wrote that a national lockdown was expected to be announced next week, which reportedly led Downing Street to launch a leak inquiry to uncover the source of the story”. So we’re looking at leaks to the inmates of the Baby Shard and Northcliffe House bunkers. Who might that involve?
While that one is sinking in, this is what Ben Wallace said about one of those present. “From the minute Michael Gove came on board with Boris’s leadership campaign, things started to go wrong. There was a leak a day in the press, starting with the camera crews at Boris’s house in Oxfordshire on the first day and ending with the infamous email from Sarah Vine, Michael’s wife, ‘accidentally’ finding its way to the papers”. There was more.
Worse, the Lady Macbeth-like figure of Gove’s wife, Sarah “Vain” Vine, is also known for her propensity for drink, recently telling Daily Mail readers “In a culture so devoid of fun … there has to be some release … And besides, wine is the opium of the middle classes … And it’s not as if we’re drinking ourselves into a stupor night after night. Just enough to take the edge off the day. Two glasses. Maybe three if it’s been a stinker”.
Forget the leak inquiry. The Macbeths are at it again. No surprise there, then.