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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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