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Conservative party to say that Neil Wallis worked informally for Andy Coulson before the election, pushes Cameron that much closer to the edge

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 12:56:33 PM EST
Brooks may be a sideshow. David Cameron could be in dreadful trouble - Telegraph Blogs

Terrible rumours for David Cameron: that Neil Wallis advised Andy Coulson while the latter was employed by the PM. That's what Ian Katz has just tweeted:

Very serious for Cameron: Tories to announce that Neil Wallis (suspect in hacking investigation) advised Coulson while working for Cameron.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 01:08:56 PM EST
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Are the tories throwing Cameron under the bus?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 01:11:06 PM EST
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Or a faction thereof?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 02:00:46 PM EST
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may well be. odds dropped from 150/1 he'd lose his job before end of parliament to 12/1 yesterday.

today it's gone from 8/1 to 2/1 by the end of the year

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 02:28:00 PM EST
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If the odds continue on that trajectory it will be 100:1 that he is gone in a week.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 07:31:09 PM EST
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Yea, but this is factional agitating. We have no real idea what the general sentiment is within the conservative party.

Truth is that if the grandees and the 1922 committee want you to stay, then nothing can disturb you. And the converse is true as well. Cameron is where he is because he's well-connected, a natural schmoozer and still provides a pretty front for Osborne's horrible policies.

The tories would be toast if Osborne or Gove were PM and I think they know it well enough to ride the storm.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 02:54:43 PM EST
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The Tory right wing - of whom the 'Telegraph' is the house rag - have long wanted Cameron's head on a platter.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 03:04:27 PM EST
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First they need a candidate. Boris has a better chance than any of the chancers from the right. And Boris cannot win.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 03:48:52 PM EST
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I think a few years ago, people said that about Boris becoming major...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 04:47:26 PM EST
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Maybe, but Boris was the beneficiary of extremely biased newspaper coverage from the Evening Standard, the London local paper which went totally Fox in its coverage.

That cannot be replicated for the Tory party leadership as there are too many factions of the right represented in the British media.

Boris is too much of a loose cannon, very ambitious and capable of great efforts, but is basically lazy and seems incapable of mastering a complex brief, preferring bluster and charm. These are traits which disqualify him from being PM in today's 24/7 news cycle.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 05:09:43 PM EST
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