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Tory infighting

Crispin Blunt MP, a frontbench Conservative spokesman on trade, has resigned and called for Iain Duncan-Smith to be deposed as party leader. Having the largest share of the vote, more councillors and more councils than any other party just isn’t good enough.

IDS responded to the resignation by sacking frontbench spokesmen called Burgess, Maclean and Philby, just to be on the safe side.

8 comments to Tory infighting

  • Liberty Belle

    So. Another jihadi bites the dust. How long before he follows Shaun Woodward into political purdah on the other side of the House?

  • S. Weasel

    Crispin Blunt?!? Sounds like a poorly thought-out breakfast cereal.

    Now with 20% more bran fiber!

  • Andy Duncan

    Why don’t the Tory party sack every traitorous, career-minded, feeble-minded, over-paid, over-pensioned, over-expense-accounted MP (which leaves John Redwood, Boris Johnson, Oliver Letwin, Iain Duncan Smith, William Hague, David Davis, and some other odds and sods) and appoint a shadow Cabinet, in the Lords, entirely composed of Samizdata.net supporters?

    Now that really would be a political program worth trudging up the road to the local state school, filled with happy council employees on double-rate overtime, to vote for! 🙂

  • I bet that Blunt has not realised that his name goes rather well with another word of a swearing variety. On our blog I have a letter from the Chairman of the Walthamstow Con Party about this arse. BTW I busted my arse on a few days for this traiterous idiot.

  • JohninLondon

    A bit like the old joke :

    “Why do they call the Irish pound a Punt ?”

    “To rhyme with Bank Manager”

  • How can anybody possibly take someone named “Crispin” seriously? I know, I know, St. Crispin figured in Shakespeare’s Henry V big speech, but still…

    No wonder the Tories are in trouble.

  • bex

    As chair of a local party I can honestly say that the problem with the tories is that their are far to many of these A*holes oiling their wares around the party machine. They get selected because the selection committeses end up being dominated by octogenarians who have never done any campaigning in their lives who then select someone on the basis Oh he looks like a nice young man.

    Until the tories actually select people capable of holding a debate and who actually believe in the tories then they will wither and wither.

    It might help to go out and do some campaigning as well.