Portillo on the Conservative Party’s Identity Crisis

Michael Portillo to Times Radio on the budget…

“This is certainly not Conservative philosophy. This is something quite different. This is what Conservatives absolutely do not believe in. The Conservatives do not believe that these policies could possibly be successful. And yet they’ve just been announced by the chancellor. So it is, I think, a bit of an identity crisis for the Conservative Party.”

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Portillo: I Do Not Believe the Licence Fee Can Survive

Portillo gave a good performance on Question Time last night, comparing the BBC’s reliance on the compulsory coerced licence fee to a polar-bear on an ever-shrinking block of ice. Biting the hand that feeds him…

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Thursday Night Fabulous

Guido missed his usual Thursday night trip to “Porn Idol” at Heaven last night and stayed in. Fortunately political telly was fabulous fashion-wise, though Portillo was perhaps putting too much pink onto the gammon. Xavier Bettel on the other hand got it just right with his fitted purple velvet jacket. He’s the PM who puts the lux into Luxembourg…

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Andrew Neil, Portillo, and Kendall all Dance for Brexit

Last night on Andrew Neil entirely seriously informed the This Week audience that that he and the show’s guests will be participating in a ‘Brexit Danceathon’ – not stopping until Britain has left the EU. Guido fears that they may be dancing long after This Week has ended as a show…

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Portillo: FT the “Daily Remainer”

FT editor Lionel Barber unimpressed with these truth bullets from Michael Portillo on This Week…

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Diane Abbott’s “Good Mao”

This from the archives emerged last night:

Mao seems to have more than one shadow cabinet fan…

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