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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Two Brains for Davis

If true the speculation that David Willetts is backing Davis is a major development. Not because of the masses of MPs he may bring with him - but to me it really puts pay to the nasty rumours going round that a Davis leadership would only increase factionalism within the party and would also only appeal to a certain wing of MPs and members.

I am a huge fan of Mr Davis as I think he can build a coalition of support around him that can really take the fight to Labour. The Labour MPs I have spoken to do not seem too happy at the theought os him leading the party, and those of us who fought seats in areas where there was a strong Conservative vote in a Labour held seat realise what is needed to win back those voters who have left the party since 1997.

They say an arm of stags led by a lion is far more formidable than an army of lions led by a stag. Davis is just that lion.


  • At Friday, September 16, 2005 9:59:00 am, Blogger Wat Tyler said…

    Jonathan- you're quite right about the feelings of Labour supporters outside the M25. I've seen you making the same point elsewhere, and it never ceases to amaze me how others jump in to pooh-pooh the idea.

    I've just had an exchange of emails with a Labour councillor in Wales. He thinks we should go for Theresa, but failing that, has no doubt that DD is the man. He will reach bits the others just can't touch.

    As one of our non-South-East DD bloggers, I can only say "keep plugging".


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