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    Interesting thing about this bit of textual sophistry: it fails on its own terms, because it misrepresents Norgrove's letter.

    Faisal Islam @faisalislam
    Johnson letter to @UKStatsAuth Chair Norgrove: "amazed" that he thinks that Johnson claims "there would be extra £350m for public services"

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    James Chalmers

    Norgrove didn't say what Johnson says he said. He objected to Boris mentioning 350m "in connection with the amount that might be available".

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    James Chalmers

    Norgrove didn't, in fact, claim Johnson said £350m would be available to spend. He was objecting to the figure being used at all.

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    James Chalmers

    Johnson's letter elevates this already stupid episode to a level of terminal silliness. What is he trying to achieve?

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