Rifkind gave his valedictory address with some oomph, but not enough oomph. He only has to make up his mind who to back – because no one is backing him.
So far: Chairman Maode basically told the Tory conference that the problem was not their policies, it was not their campaign, it was not their leader – it was them. Teasy May came in fancy dress, wearing one of Darth Vader’s cast offs. They wheeled out a groovy guy – Rashid – who fought Brent South for the Tories. He is the modern Britain that many older members of the audience, Guido suspects, finds difficult to understand and is a little wary of, but until they embrace the likes of him they will find progress difficult.