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Picking The Wrong ‘Un

by | 7th, September 2005

‘“OH, Lord, if I must die today, please make it after close of play. For this I know if nothing more, I will not go, without the score.”

More swing than Peter Snow

Wipe that tear form your eye. John Major, for he is the writer of those poetic words, now published in the Times, was ever one to inspire strong emotions in our inner Edwinas.

And with cricket very much to the fore – on Thursday England take on Australia in the Ashes decider – and England on the up after years of defeat, the old Tory’s words are appropriate. If England’s cricketers can rise again, then why not the Tory party?

Well, there are many reasons why not at least not yet. And the main one is that the party cannot even decide who should become its fifth leader in eight years this November. Nor how they should be selected.

“Five days is long enough for a Test match,” says the Times’s leader, “and six months is certainly long enough for a leadership contest.”

Indeed. But the Tories are still debating how the leader should be chosen. Should the party’s MPs or its members have the final say in choosing

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