A Right betrayal.

But Boris has a fresh vision for Britain

Remember that great much trumpeted policy in the 2010 Tory Manifesto calling for the repealing of the Human Rights Act and it being replaced by a British Bill of Rights? Seems as though there's been another change of heart!

I can today reveal that all serving Tory ministers and their aides were barred from voting for a backbench motion that yesterday called for Britain to withdraw from the European Convention of Human Rights in British law.

Among those who did vote for the motion though were tbg. regular Henry Smith and former ministers Andrew Mitchell, Crispin Blunt and Nick Gibb.

The Bill was however defeated 195-72 by mainly Labour and Lib Dem supporters of the current convention.

Tory MP Richard Bacon told tbg. that the present system was and remains "fundamentally undemocratic."

On the same day that Britain is facing defeat at the hands of Euro MPs and Commissioners who are today poised to agree a £5 Billion Budget increase, the London Mayor is today calling for Britain to trade more freely with other emerging economies such as India and China instead of just focusing on the Eurozone.

Mr Johnson will tell business leaders in London later that - "We could construct a relationship with the EU that more closely resembles that of Norway or Switzerland except that we would be inside the single market council, and able to shape legislation."

"That is a renegotiated treaty we could and should put to the vote of the British people."