Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lincolnshire Poacher Turned Gamekeeper

Try and contain your excitement... the MP for Grantham and Stamford, Quentin Davies, has defected to the Labour Party from the Conservatives.

In a letter to David Cameron, Davies apparently wrote that the Conservative Party seemed "to have ceased collectively to believe in anything, or to stand for anything".

"It has no bedrock. It exists on shifting sands. A sense of mission has been replaced by a PR agenda."

Surely even Davies must recognise the irony in citing these as being reasons for joining Labour? After all, hasn’t the incoming Prime Minister done every bit as much to put Labour in its current sorry state as the man headed for the exit?

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David Lindsay said...

He used to be Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, but he'll never get the job itself because he is now a member of the Labour Party, and therefore, according to Gordon Brown, by definition incapable of what is now little more than that ceremonial position. He should have held on for a couple of days: it might have been his, in Gordon's "Government Of All The Talents".

Richard Thomson said...

Wasn't Davies the guy who gave David Willetts a hard time as Paymaster General round about 94/95?