Did Boris Bunter eat all the pies?
A glimmer of truth emerges from the swirling mess of spin that contaminated the Tory election campaign in the UK and Newport West.
Cameron warned against the Labour mayoral candidate as a suspect ally of ISIL. Now he says Khan is his best ally. Was he telling the truth, then or now? Or was he lying both times? Will anyone ever believe a word he says again?
Tory Welsh Leader Andrew RT Davies has shifted from his Assembly election night forecast to a BBC reporter that “We are going to give Labour a bloody nose tonight.” The Tory Welsh MEP twittered endlessly a few hours before the result was announced that Newport West would be shock for Labour.
She was partly right. But it was a very pleasant shock. Newcomer Jayne Bryant won a bigger majority than Labour had in the General Election last year.
Andrew RT Davies now blames divisions in his party for their record loss of three Assembly seats. Who was responsible for that? He brought Brexiteers Boris, Teresa Villiers and himself to Newport West to oppose Cameron’s policy. As another General Election is being demanded by 50 Tory MPs for October, my enthusiasm for another victory is rising.
It can only be on the present constituency boundaries and first past the post. If it follows the pattern of this month’s Assembly election, Labour under Jeremy Corbyn should gain at least three seats in Wales. Perhaps more. Newport Labour is in splendid shape as a successful election machine boosted by victory and thrilled by our new AMs.
As the PM , Boris, Gove, Major and other Tory leaders in waiting trash their reputations with wild hyperbole and mutually assured destruction, Jeremy Corbyn is judged to be the quiet voice of moderation and truth. Savage austerity cuts to those on average and low incomes while rewarding the rich has undermined the Tories’ credibility.
‘RT’ believed his own party’s fiction and thought Newport West was in the bag. It was-our bag. Please give us another election.