David Davis – the Tory’s Al Gore

Unimaginative, boring, flat, stale, passionless, wooden, tepid. “A combination of IDS’ appeal and Al Gore’s charisma”. Davis may have policies that appeal to the core voters, but even those who are in tune with him admit he blew his speech. Davis, based on this performance, will when it goes to the hustings be beat by any of the other candidates on the soap box.

Guido said yesterday that the leadership was Basher’s to lose. He lost it today.

Fox can now make his play for the right-wing vote.


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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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