Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Factionalism

I hadn't realised until just now precisely what Gordon Brown said when he accused David Cameron of being trapped by a Tory faction. That's because in most of the coverage it has been hidden in an ellipsis thus:
If I may say so, I think the problems with the Conservative party today are this: that there are two factions ... and the leader is a prisoner of the factions rather than the factions being led with conviction.
But when you look at who Brown apparently identifies as heading up these factions it makes your jaw drop. Who are these political titans, leaders of the almight Tory factions that have imprisoned the nominal leader of the party? Michael Ancram and Michael Portillo. You can see why Cameron's running scared can't you?

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Anonymous Dan Hardie said...

Can I just ask you to email me at danhardie.blog@gmail.com
It's just that I need to give bloggers like yourself an invitation to the event at Parliament on 9th October, so I'll need an email address. Also it will speed things up if I can email you rather than have to leave comments.

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