That was the stock response always given by the Dame's old mate, Ex Cllr Phelps whenever Pooter was idiotic....(The Dame's friendship abruptly ended when the Dame reported 'Filthy' over his vile emails of young boys)
'Filthy' would have certainly used that expression had he known that one of the PM's gauche young advisers had persuaded Dave to get Stefano Pessina, previous owner of Boots, to support him.
Getting an Italian, Monaco based, international businessman, to support you is just about the most stupid thing you can do.
They are a breed disliked by Englishmen of every class and political persuasion.
What is it that makes politicians act like clowns?
"Unichem had to disclose that the man who was to be executive deputy chairman of the new group was charged in Italy with "aggravated fraudulent bankruptcy" and "aggravated fraud in the obtaining of public financing". The accusations arose from the purchase of two small firms from a state-owned corporate rescue vehicle by a company in which Pessina had a minority stake. According to his spokesman, the charges were dropped or dismissed in 2000."