Tory Democracy

For some Tories on the governing board this democracy lark is a bit of an encumbrance, Barry Legg thinks different and is leading the campaign against Maude’s plans to disenfranchise the party’s members. Barry has a few points to make about the proposal to screw Davis change the constitution.

He appears to have won the first round with the Tory board in retreat. Guido is a bit bored lacking in understanding of the detail of the Tory constitution, but it seems to Guido that any party that thinks its members are too stupid to choose their leader has a serious problem. Barry’s campaign is called A Better Choice. Give Us A Choice might be more appropiate.


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Quote of the Day

Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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