tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post6017400068153164002..comments2009-06-23T11:43:08.056+01:00Comments on Tory Bear - right-wing political gossip: New Speaker, New DangerHarry Colehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05099597763862011749noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-55871124790626901382009-06-23T10:52:31.870+01:002009-06-23T10:52:31.870+01:00Too right. MPs (especially Labour ones) have lear...Too right.<br /><br />MPs (especially Labour ones) have learned nothing from the past few weeks. I&#39;m not too bothered that Labour MPs have done something that makes their Tory counterparts uncomforable. This sort of puerile nonsense is to be expected.<br /><br />What bothers me is that they think they can, even now, take the piss out of the electorate. There&#39;s a reckoning coming and it isn&#39;t going to be pretty.Paul Jhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02493521232343538527noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2787283052819380346.post-13493069707314237652009-06-23T04:48:27.790+01:002009-06-23T04:48:27.790+01:00Would I be wrong to suggest that TB&#39;s oppositi...Would I be wrong to suggest that TB&#39;s opposition to John Bercow essentially comes down to &quot;I don&#39;t like him&quot;?<br /><br />His published manifesto marks him out as a reformist, and it is broadly similar to the other candidates&#39; proposals in its tone and content.<br /><br />Unctuous and cloying he may be: in this respect he is like most politicians, doubtless including some of TB&#39;s heroes. And as of today, his pisspoor adherence to the Conservative Party line matters no more: he&#39;s not a Tory any longer.<br /><br />Given that his experimental freewheeling from one extreme wing of the Party to the other is the thing that most disconcerted his detractors, isn&#39;t his resignation of the whip a time for them to breathe their relief and get on with more important things. Like, I dunno, winning the General Election?<br /><br />If you make a hobby-horse of your Bercow-hating, TB, you&#39;ll be pissing in the wind, and not doing the Tory cause any favours either.Square Pegnoreply@blogger.com