Thursday, June 21, 2007

Biffo Boris blogs blotto

I see Boris lunched rather well before he did today's op-ed piece in the Telegraph. He works himself up into a terrible lather about the fact that Gordon Brown is unelected as Prime Minister- YAWN.

Sorry Boris, two words why our constitution does not care about Gordon Brown becoming PM before he gets his own mandate, and why all your indignation is so much horse feathers:

John Major


Anonymous said...

Hmm Cicero let me take you up on these developments: “Senior Liberal Democrats, including some of the party’s young high fliers, reacted with horror and fury to the news, which dominated two meetings of MPs yesterday..They protested that a clique of “elderly Scots” - including Sir Menzies and one of his closest aides, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope - had got too close to Mr Brown and the Scottish Labour establishment."

These are not Tories saying this but Lib Dems. I know a few Tories in unwinnable seats who had been toying with the idea of at least electing anti ID cards MPs in Lab Lib seats if they could not have a Tory MP. But the mask has well and truly slipped, the cat is out of the bag etc So no fear of a Libertarian alliance now.

Before you protest it was turned down. It was AFTER it was exposed, and after Ming had gone away to hava think. By contrast he turned Cameron's low level LM approach down in a trice. Never has vote Lib Dem, get Labour rung more true.

But you seem sensible why not come and join the One nation wing of the Tory party, Alan Duncan,Francis Maude and even DC seem far more your kindred spirits than GB's mate

Lights Blue touch paper and retreats to safe distance...........


Agrippa said...

Lepidus - c'mon now. The offer came out of the blue and clearly took the Lib Dems by surprise. Sometimes you need to speak with your top level support and seek guidance, even when you have a strong opinion yourself.

Having always said that they will not talk about coalitions I guess it really hasn't been discussed in any depth. Sometimes you need to float an idea with colleagues to bat it out. Certainly if I was in Ming's position I would have gone back to speak to my advisors about it. The difference is I probably would have been pro-active about saying no once I consulted senior colleagues and I would have expressly told my party about the offer before it broke in the press.

In any case, as you point out in your quote there was some dismay amongst young and high flying Lib Dems about the notion of an alliance with Labour. Wouldn't that suggest that you needn't be concerned about the Lib Dems allying with Labour - if Ming was ever to try it he'd be booted out as leader and one of those "young high fliers" would take over.