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The Tortoise And The Hair

by | 21st, October 2005

‘VOTE David Cameron and say “NO!” to avian flu, “No!” to MRSA and “No!” to terrorism. Well, if Cameron did say that it would be a start. As it is we have little idea what the front runner in the Tory leadership race stands for.

Who will cross the line first?

But he is still standing. In fact he’s round the next bend and checking his hair in the mirror. Meanwhile, the man who looks like a copper’s copper, David Davis, splutters along under his carapace of law and order making steady but unspectacular progress.

As the duo pass the second staging post, Davis pauses to tell the Times: “This is a marathon not a sprint.”

As if we need telling. This contest to be the next leader of the Conservatives seems to have gone on forever. The danger is that the hacks following the event will start feeling their aching joints before the contestants – who may or may not know what joints are, let alone have ever dared to touch one.

But at least the race is down to the final two. Yesterday Liam Fox was forced out. When the MPs voted for the second and final time – the last two contestants go before the party’s members – Fox took the bronze medallion.

The Times says that Fox emerged from the whole thing with “much moral dignity” and has surely assured himself of a place in the Shadow Cabinet.

But he has yet to endorse either remaining candidate. And that may or may not be because he doesn’t want to alienate himself from the eventual winner and so damage his chances of securing a decent job under him.

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