Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Attack of the Clones

David Cameron is battling to save the political career of one of his favourite women candidates today after she dramatically quit less than four months before the General Election.

Joanne Cash mysteriously resigned at a special meeting of her local Tory association after reportedly clashing with Conservative party chairman Eric Pickles.
Well, OK, same ol' same ol'. One of Dave's Drones is a prima donna completely unsuited for practical politics? I find that very hard to believe. No, what caught my eye was this: she's an Oxbridge-educated barrister, married to a millionaire who's one of The Dave's Eton cronies, and the Tories are trailing her thus:
Conservative colleagues have spoken about her representing the sort of candidate that Mr Cameron has been desperate to attract to inject a wider range of experience into a future ministerial team.
This really ought to be item no 1 on the list of 'ways you can tell a party is too incestuous': when a media lawyer from London is their idea of a maverick loose cannon.


North Northwester said...

She may have read "Free to Choose", once, or the Reader's Digest "Reflections on the Revolution in France."
Dangerously not Tory HQ talking points.

Stan said...

Blimey, when I first read that I thought it said "Johnny Cash" not Joanne.

Does that mean I'm dyslexic? Can I claim shed loads of benefits and join an officially recognised victim group now?

Or could it be I was just reading a bit faster than my brain was working (not difficult).

Johnny Cash would have been more interesting - we could get a rendition of "Ring Of Fire" before Dave's webcast and the shadow chancellor could have adapted one of Cash's most famous songs - "A Boy Named George" - for his theme tune.

Blognor Regis said...

"Ring Of Fire" funny you should mention that. I noticed in the story today about Diamond Dave's friends being parachuted in against the will of Reigate's "dinosaurs" that the omnipresent Mr Dale is amongst the candidates. It all looks a bit desperate doesn't it. Surely a bit of "well, if asked to step in to the breach, I should do my duty, etc". Maybe it ever was thus only now it's transparent.