January 28th, 2013

High Speed Derail
Adam Afriyie Didn’t Choke on His Cornflakes

Guido smelt a rat when Adam Afriyie told Sky News that he had ‘choked on his cereal’ when he read the news yesterday morning of his apparent leadership challenge. Team Afriyie had known long enough in advance that the Mail on Sunday had rumbled them and an exposé was coming, for them to be able to try and spoil it by briefing the Sun and Sunday Times. Opinions on how big that ‘team’ might be vary this morning, but there is certainly a group of spurned and bitter types who are definitely on the hunt for a figurehead untainted by Cameron or the government.

Guido has long suspected that Cameron’s trouble would always come from one the of 2005 intake who missed out on jobs in government because of the coalition. Add into the mix a lot of sacked ministers from the last reshuffle and cap it all with Dave’s legendary poor micro-party management skills and you can see why there are already the plots bubbling over. It’s a long road to 2015, and things could really flare up in after a spring council election drubbing…


  1. 1
    Adam Afriyie says:

    Is ‘cos I is…

    • 12
      Gordon Brown says:

      I am taking up cheese rolling in an attempt to improve my image

    • 12
      Anonymous says:

      One cannot find a stupider MP than Osborne in the current parliament. As for Cameron he is too lazy to be PM.

      Hope someone else in the conservative party replace these too. Clegg will be happy to be in the government with anyone so LD will not be a problem if Cameron is replaced.

      • 54
        Anonymous says:

        You can find a more stupid Mp than George Osborne and it is Ed Milliband ! Osborne has never given the same answer to 8 separate questions as Milliband did last year, im surprised you forgot that one.At least David Cameron attends Parliament which is more that Gordon Brown does ! you dontread many papers do you ?

    • 23

      Wait a moment! That is the chap who was in the cartoon isn’t it? What’s happened to his hair?

  2. 2
    One Term Dave says:

    Chillax. Everything is going to plan to lose the next election.

    • 40
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Chillax. Use of words like that will appeal to the younger generation at least.

  3. 3
    Jackass Straw says:

    Coward ? That’s my boy !

    • 4
      RetardEd says:

      I am not a coward! I look really butch in my Trekkie outfit.

    • 36
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      For each one who wants a voice on Europe I bet there are 10 who want a voice on immigration.

  4. 5
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Cameron is a one term “nearly” PM.

    How anyone could imagine that a leader who could not beat the fiscal lunatic McMental can survive to a second GE is beyond me.

    Vote UKIP

  5. 6
    Conservative MP says:

    Headlines too this morning over the extraordinarily stupid idea to put ads on Bulgarian TV to try to discourage their people from coming over here. What kind of thick dim members of the political and civil service class could come up with this stupidity? Haven’t they ever heard that any publicity is good publicity? It will only remind prospective immigrants that the UK door is OPEN.

    • 8
      Jimbo says:

      Could be the main idea ?

      • 47
        Putr1d Labour ruined my Country says:

        They are coming for the benefits which are twenty times more than in their own Countries. There will be a massive flood of immigration as soon as they get the chance.

    • 10
      Martin Sorrell says:

      If there is money to be made ….

    • 11
      GiorgiotheGyppo says:

      Whatever you say I come anyway. Everyone knows that British benefits are easiest to get in EU.

    • 14
      CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

      Subsidised immigration = lower wages + higher rents!
      Good for the rent-seeking classes, bad for us.

    • 16
      bergen says:

      It does reek of total panic. Presumably it was a case of being seen to “do something”. It will probably have the equal and opposite effect to that intended.

    • 17
      Romanian TV Producer says:

      It ties in with our syndicated course on how to become a pickpocket and send the money back to your homeland. We’re putting it on in the autumn. We’ve already sold it to Bulgarian TV!! Lovely Jubbly, as you say!

    • 29
      Yawn! says:

      This latest brainwave about deterring the new influx of immigrants by telling them about such things as the rain is pure proof that as well as having a body that is 99% lard, Pickles brain is also 99% lard. If it wasn’t so mind blowingly wet, it would almost be funny! Bring on 2015 – voting for a current bun has got to be better than the party of Eton clueless.

  6. 7
    Jimbo says:

    Will the real contender , ” Please Stand Up ” and Please let it be David Davis (Davies) !

  7. 9
    The Public says:


  8. 15
    twinscrew says:

    At last, a sign of some balls on the bakbenches, the sooner we are rid of this twat and the other dopey clown the better, I’m amazed the press has not seen through his speech (plan) yet,

  9. 18
    Centre Parting says:

    Anyone else think Clegg will be slung as Libdum leader way before Dave is moved to one side?

  10. 20
    Ctesibius says:

    “Man of the People” Alan Rushbridge on Radio 3 now: ‘I go on a Piano camp in France every year’. Keep listening to him there I am sure there will be more gems.

    • 32
      Ctesibius says:

      Rushbridger on Radio 3 now betrays a sense of self-awareness about the role of the Guardian in our society “Nobody believed me because I am a journalist”. Yes, Alan!

  11. 24
    Owen Jones' Father says:

    Coming to grips with my son’s homosexuality is something which still eludes me to this day.

    No matter how hard I try, he still doesn’t want to have sex with me.

  12. 26
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    It’s all about higher salaries and more opportunities to get their snouts in the trough. The well-being of the country doesn’t come into it.

  13. 38
    A Voter says:

    No thank you.

  14. 41
    Anonymous says:

    He’ll be there for the election after next.
    Let’s call it a ’2020 vision’.

  15. 42
    Athelstan says:

    Is it possible to have a Conservative leading the Tory Party for a change? And a chancellor who believes in sound money, supply side economics and small state?

  16. 50
    Anonymous says:

    ” Dave’s legendary poor micro-party management skills “.

    Kind of implying he has skills elsewhere. What would they be exactly?

  17. 53
    Edinburgh can stick its auto suggestions up its delusional scrounging arsehole says:

    The Barack o bummer of the Tory party.

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Guido-hot-button (1) Guido-hot-button (1)

Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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