I was amused by who was quoted and who wasn’t in the article on the front page of today’s Times headlined, “Cameron faces new euro vote in weeks”.

Priti Patel was quite happy to be named in giving her view that “the Prime Minister sent out a very clear message about the direction of travel” , but “another Tory” was not prepared to be outed when (s)he said this: “The train has left the station. I don’t think anyone is going to let it lie.”

Was (s)he concerned about being seen as a troublemaker by the party leadership, or was it just acute embarrassment at having mixed metaphors so horrifically?

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