Boris Johnson called David Cameron a 'girly swot', leaked note reveals
Boris Johnson called David Cameron a "girly swot", according to a leaked Cabinet paper.
The Prime Minister aimed the jibe at the former Tory leader in a hand-written note discussing his plans to suspend Parliament.
Details of the memo were first revealed in a legal action raised at the Court of Session in Edinburgh which attempted to stop the controversial move.
According to the version released by the court, it said: "The whole September session is a rigmarole introduced [redacted] to show the public that MPs were earning their crust."
But Sky News obtained an unredacted version, which showed the blanked-out words were "by girly swot Cameron".
It is thought the reference to the former Prime Minister was removed to avoid any political embarrassment for him or Mr Johnson.
A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment.
The revelation comes just two days after the PM was caught on camer calling Jeremy Corbyn a "big girl's blouse" for not backing his calls for a snap election.
Alison McGovern, the Labour MP for Wirral South, tweeted: "‘Big girl’s blouse’, ‘Girly swot’. What is it about big smart women Boris Johnson doesn’t like?"