Goodnight Mr Howard

As Guido predicted on Sunday, Iain Dale reports that Michael Howard has told the Folkestone Conservative Association AGM that he is standing down at the next election.

Guido looks forward to Howard’s memoirs, what we want to know is, did he really envisage that the six month Tory leadership campaign would so advantage his protégé?

If he did, the Tories owe him for that single insight.

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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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