Foxes should basically vote Labour.
We have just heard from Nottingham, where the recording of tonight’s special Question Time has just finished. The word is that David Davis performed brilliantly, using all of his experience to set out the clear choice the Conservative Party has to make – to either accept the failed policies of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, or to set out a distinctive Conservative alternative to them.
David also explained how he would win back seats in areas outside the Party’s comfort zone by championing the victims of state failure, standing up for the least well off and building an opportunity society in which everyone can achieve their dreams, regardless of where they’ve come from.
Over the coming days, as the leadership contest moves into a crucial stage, David will be doing more to develop these themes – starting with a new initiative tomorrow.
For now, we hope you’ll watch the programme on BBC1 at 10.35 tonight and that you’ll agree David’s performance demonstrates why he would be such an effective leader of our Party.
Comments will be open tonight for readers to online live blog – readers are invited to NOT hold back. Get it all off your chest. See you back here at 10.30pm. Guido will be trying to operate the Mumble-O-Meter and drink simultaneously, without a safety net…
How long before Basher reminds us he was broughtupbyasinglemotherinacouncilhouse, or Smoothie tells us he knowstheheartbreakofadisabledchild? 5 minutes? 10 minutes?
UPDATE :An hour later, Tim Montgomerie decides he too is live blogging the debate as well.
Is she fit to edit a national newspaper? Will she write about “My ***** and ***** shame?” There will, Guido suspects, be a seat going spare at the 50th Women of the Year Lunch today. Redheads do have a temper…
UPDATE: Apparently they were earlier out on the piss commiserating with Blunkett. You couldn’t make it up.
If only George Galloway had actually bothered to turn up and vote…
Or will he? Has he actually sold the shares?
Guido too was unlucky. Blogging Blunkett’s downfall instead of betting on it yesterday morning. I called William Hill around 9.30.
Guido : I’d like to put £50 on Blunkett going.
WH : Which race is that?
Guido : Its a political bet not a horse, he’s a government minister.
WH : We don’t do those I’m afraid.
Guido : I have a press release from Graham Sharpe saying you are offering 7/4 on Blunkett going.
WH : I’ll check.
15 minutes pass, Blunkett fails to show up at the select committee.
WH : Hello, sorry for keeping you waiting. We’re not taking any more bets on that.
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Carl – Chucka
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