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Richard Carey

"The leadership contest at this stage is a little like a "balloon" debate - which lots of school & university debating societies hold. The idea is that each character in the debate makes his case. There's a round of voting. The least persuausive is thrown out of the balloon. They each make their case again; there's another vote..."

I had honestly never heard that phrase before! See, that's why I like it here, you can always learn something new.

Selsdon Man

All the candidates need every vote they can get. You surely did not expect Liam Fox to turn down the Cornerstone votes.

Mark Fulford

The Cornerstone vote isn't an unfortunate accident for Dr Fox. He has actively sought their vote and therefore it is entirely fair to tar him with their brush.

James Hellyer

How quickly you forget Cameron dining with Cornerstone and then making pledges about marriage. Obviously that wasn't actively seeking their vote...

Mark Fulford

The proof of the pudding is where the vote goes.

Simon C

Trouble is, Mark, Cornerstone has gone 3 ways - with some going to Cameron as well.

I love the logic: Liam supports marriage and wants to pull out of the EPP & that's unacceptable and "right-wing". DC supports the precise same policies (following Liam's lead on the EU), and that's no problem at all.

James Hellyer

I believe it's called "hypocrisy".

From Central Brussels! Engagement via the EPP has not brought anything either for the Conservative Party or for the country. Constantly the UK are suckered into bad legislation. The EPP is part of the problem not the solution.

Delighted David Cameron has said what he has said, but the implications are immense. He may be a descendant of the Duke of Suffolk but is he related to the Grand Old Duke of York!

Gillibrand

From Central Brussels! Engagement via the EPP has not brought anything either for the Conservative Party or for the country. Constantly the UK are suckered into bad legislation. The EPP is part of the problem not the solution.

Delighted David Cameron has said what he has said, but the implications are immense. He may be a descendant of the Duke of Suffolk but is he related to the Grand Old Duke of York!

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