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Power Mad

by | 4th, November 2005

‘WITH Tony Blair’s power on the wane and David Blunkett gone for a second time, all the Conservatives need do is to sit on their hands and wait for destiny to come knocking.

‘I’m gonna be just like you when I grow up’

But they so need to elect a leader. And the Times catches up with the Tory leadership hopefuls.

There’s little to report on David Cameron, the favourite. As the paper says, he’s been “careful not to commit the party to any detailed policy”. But he does have nice hair.

Not so David Davis. He’s fallen into the trap of actually saying what he will do should he become the next Tory leader and, if all goes to plan, leader of the country.

Problem is, not everyone likes what they hear him say. And that includes Shadow Trade and Industry Secretary David Willetts, one of Davis’s most influential backers.

The Times says Willetts is unhappy with Davis for making a detailed commitment on tax and pensions.

“The details of policy will be argued at Shadow Cabinet and I look forward to contributing energetically to that debate,” says

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