Matthew Parris, the former Tory MP and Times columnist said earlier this year of the Notting Hill Set:
“They are the sort of Tory you would be happy for your daughter to invite for the weekend: young, moderate, rather metropolitan, nicely presented and eminently sane. “They are smooth rather than inflammatory: the Classic FM of politics. They adore the word ‘mainstream’. They love metaphors about ‘common ground’. They are hugely caring and compassionate. They do not cut themselves when shaving, as other men do. They are, in short, delightful and clever young men. And they talk a load of balls.”
He might say that, but I couldn't possibly comment! I should at this point make clear that George Osborne lives in Bayswater, not Notting Hill!