In its jollier moments, the Bullingdon Club - members: D Cameron, G Osborne, B Johnson - liked to lock wayward guests in a Portaloo and roll them down a hill. And today I suspect Mr Cameron would like to do the same or worse to whoever it was who talked him into betting the farm on Ealing Southall. The noises coming from the floors below me here in the Commons suggest the person who thought it was a brilliant idea to put "David Cameron's Conservatives" on the ballot paper is first in the queue. Word is Grant Shapps and Francis Maude were the ones who devised the strategy and sold it to Dave.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Grant Shapps in the Portaloo
More on the Tory fallout from the Ealing Southall by-election, this time from the blog of the Daily Mail's Benedict Brogan: