Sunday 21st October 2012
Is it time to call for Boris?
That is the question everyone is asking after the worst few days in David Cameron’s career.
And it all started so well!
The Prime Minister could justifiably have felt quite pleased with himself at the beginning of the week, having made a strong speech at the Conservative Party Conference and – apparently – laid to rest any speculation about the future of his premiership.
Like many conservative political pundits, I thought he’d finally drawn a line under the “omnishambles” of the last six months and was looking forward to next week’s third quarter GDP figures which are expected to show a return to growth.
But I had underestimated Cameron’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. (To read more, click here.)
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Re: My latest Sun column: Is this the end of the road for the Cameron and Osborne show?
Posted by DeeJ on 24-10-2012 14:39:
I can't figure out whether you're joking about Boris. Perhaps, knowing he'll never make leader of the Conservatives, you're enjoying yourself by playing with the idea that he could. You are, aren't you? Surely. I mean. Imagine him dealing with Angela Merkel or a Romney-style US president. Or, come to think of it, imagine him at the dispatch box at PMQs. He'd have to cease to be Boris as we know him now. He'd have to look less like an unmade bed. He'd have to get a decent haircut. He’d have to get his points out without the ums and ers and general bumbling. The likes of Jeremy Paxman and Andrew Neil would have to take him seriously. And when it comes to gaffs…
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