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Peter

Tim is this the same Robert Key that the Times today has got down twice, once for Cameron and the other as being on the left. Also the fact that Michael Lord by the times anyway is no longer a MP?

Daniel Vince-Archer

"Tim is this the same Robert Key that the Times today has got down twice, once for Cameron and the other as being on the left. Also the fact that Michael Lord by the times anyway is no longer a MP?"

Are you seriously expecting the Times to let the facts get in the way of some cheerleading for Caviar Cameron?

malcolm

Why?

malcolm

Sorry ignore the above ,sent in error.

Simon C

Barry,

DC, your choice, has followed Liam's lead and supported withdrawal from the EPP.

Meanwhile, Liam has urged everyone to get over the obsession with Europe and think globally - particularly about China & India. Gordon Brown has said something similar today in fact.

Doesn't this make your left-right analysis a little simplistic, and frankly old hat?

Jack Stone

What utter rubbish. It was the general opinion of most commentators that Cameroon made Kelly look totally out of her depth.
Having David Cameroon as party leader would be the best thing that as happened to this party since 1992.It would be great as a Conservative to feel that there was hope once again of rescuing the country from Labours grasp!
Its a tragedy that there are still so many Conservatives who not only hate some of there fellow Conservatives more than they do there opponents but who would rather be in opposition and have the leader of there choice than being in power with a Conservative leader who can actually win.

Kris

I have to say that until this leadership contest i hadn't been aware of how many right-wing groups there were in the conservative party. Even though the party has to return to a one nation agenda, and must connect to more moderates, the Right of the party still has incredible power and control, and i am convinced that this is why the party has been in the political wilderness for so long. The right has to relinquish control for the party to regain power.

Peter

It would be nice through Daniel that they get their facts right for once, they even couldn't add up how many supporters for Fox right.

tom

luckily the general electorate do not reflect the opinions on this blog. There really are some very strange people out there, although it is a good job they spend so much time posting thus preventing them from paedoing or something

Daniel Vince-Archer

"Its a tragedy that there are still so many Conservatives who not only hate some of there fellow Conservatives more than they do there opponents but who would rather be in opposition and have the leader of there choice than being in power with a Conservative leader who can actually win."

Serious health warning: never enter a glass house with Jack Stone as is he is liable to start throwing stones with gay abandon.

tom

hey dan - are you gay?

Mark Fulford

Daniel, man or ball?

Daniel Vince-Archer

What an absurd question! How is my sexuality possibly relevant?

Mark Fulford

Sorry Daniel, my comment was in no way meant to follow Tom's idiotic and pathetic attempts to stir trouble.

Daniel Vince-Archer

If that question was in reference to my use of the term 'gay abandon', then I think you'll find that phrase has nothing to do with sexuality Tom.

tom

oh

Selsdon Man

Quite right, Daniel. Detention for Tom!

Daniel Vince-Archer

Thanks Mark. You're right, my point about Jack was playing the man (please note Tom, this is not a sexual reference) and not the ball (neither is this Tom) but I felt it necessary to point out his hypocrisy on the issue of the attitude of some Conservatives to other Conservatives.

malcolm

I really wish I could get involved in this discussion but I'm on a yellow card already and don't want miss the fun of the next few weeks.

Henry Cook

This seems rather good-humoured compared to what I've come to expect! May I ask Daniel who will you back if KC goes out first? The other moderate or one of the right-wingers? It seems that Ken has nothing but praise for DC apart from the fact that he's too young, so we can expect him to join the Cameroons. Will you follow your man?

I'm now quite confident that one or other of the electable candidates will be on the final shortlist. Clarke would be solid, dependable and a safe bet. Cameron (my choice) would be a huge risk, but terribly, excruciatingly exciting.

Daniel Vince-Archer

"May I ask Daniel who will you back if KC goes out first? The other moderate or one of the right-wingers?"

It's a tough call. Fox is the candidate who is closest to my principles, certainly with regards to an ethical foreign policy, although I disagree with him on the Iraq issue and I have some disquiet about his chumminess {sic?} with the neoconservative Republicans in Washington. On the other hand, Davis's personal biography is one that I feel would have real resonance with voters, but I feel that the antics of his loathsome henchmen may come back to haunt him if he became leader. I guess the answer to your question is I don't know which of these two I would support if Ken is knocked out, but I would be content if either of them became leader.

malcolm

I know you asked Daniel but as I'm a Ken supporter too I thought I'd answer anyway.For me it would be quite a tough choice but in the end I might go for Fox.He seems a good guy and he's got some interesting if rather undeveloped ideas.Only cons are that he seems to approve of Bush who I utterly loathe and he has the support of some rather gruesome MPs and those who I respect have supported other candidates.Cameron would as you say be a huge risk and I have a feeling this contest is a few years too early for him.Still hping against hope that Ken makes the final two though.

John G

Ken supporter here. Thinking it'll have to be Fox or Davis after next week...

Editor

Ken has just received the support of fifty local govt group leaders:

Nicky Attenborough, Borough Group Leader, Bath and NE Somerset
Anthony Beckett, Borough Group Leader, Pendle
Roger Begy, County Group Leader, Rutland
Paddy Bradley, City Group Leader, Wolverhampton
Graham Butland, District Group Leader, Braintree
Reginald Butler, District Group Leader, Cannock Chase
Peter Callow, Borough Group Leader, Blackpool
John Calway, District Group Leader, South Gloucestershire
Rodney Cann, District Group Leader, North Devon
Ian Carr, Borough Group Leader, Test Valley
David Cautt, Borough Group Leader, Dudley
Stephen Clee, District Group Leader, Wyre Forest
John Dean, District Group Leader, Welwyn Hatfield
Peter Doyle, Borough Group Leader, Burnley
Pam Driver, District Group Leader, West Spmerset
Sandy Ezekial, District Group Leader, Thanet
Alex Fox, Borough Group Leader, East Staffordshire
Francine Haeberling, Unitary Group Leader, Bath and NE Somerst
Geoffrey Harper, District Group Leader, Fenland
Colin Hayfield, Borough Group Leader, North Warwickshire
Myles Hogg, Borough Group Leader, Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mark Hook, Borough Group Leader, Gosport
Andrew Howard, Borough Group Leader, Corby
Barbara Hoyle, Borough Group Leader, Doncaster
John Hudson, Borough Group Leader, Oldham Metropolitan
Ken Hudson, City Group Leader, Preston
Ross Irving, City Group Leader, Stoke-on-Trent
Bill Joughin, Borough Group Leader, Barrow in Furness
John Jowers, Borough Group Leader, Colchester
Chris Knowles-Fritton, District Group Leader, Craven
George Lord, County Group Leader, Worcester
Gibson Macdonald, Unitary Group Leader, South Ayrshire
Peter May, District Group Leader, Chester Le Street
Gilbert Meikle, District Group Leader, East Lothian
Chris Miller, District Group Leader, Daventry
Gareth Neale, County Group Leader, Cardiff
George Norris, Borough Group Leader, Hartlepool
John Patrick, Unitary Group Leader, Falkirk
Gary Peltzer-Dunn, City Group Leader, Brighton & Hove
K E Rees, District Group Leader, Mansfield
Colin Rigby, Borough Group Leader, Blackburn with Darwen Council
Alan Rushton, Borough Group Leader, Bolton Metropolitan
Roman Scuplak, City Group Leader, Leicester
Duncan Smith, Borough Group Leader, Cheltenham
David Smith, District Group Leader, Lichfield
Colin Spence, District Group Leader, Baburgh
Simon Tagg, Borough Group Leader, Newcastle under Lyme
Ken Thornber, County Group Leader, Hampshire
Trevor Thorne, District Group Leader, Alnwick
Alan Wells, Borough Group Leader, High Peak

Selsdon Man

"This seems rather good-humoured compared to what I've come to expect!"

About time too! There has been too much abuse recently for my liking. We can all have the odd lapse but we need to unite behind whoever wins.

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