Boris Johnson and the Dark Lord.

Michael-Heseltine

 

One of the great constants in recent Tory leadership elections has been the sudden emergence of Michael Hestletine from his earth-filled coffin.

The man who shafted Margaret Thatcher and who by doing so, not-only failed in his own ambitions to become Prime Minister but single-handedly established the modern dynasty of ineffectual Conservative Party leaders: Major, Hague, Duncan-Smith, Howard and of course, latterly, the toff’s toff, David Cameron.

As a result of Hestletine’s treachery and blind ambition, he consigned the Tories to almost perpetual Opposition and it took until 2015 for them to achieve a parliamentary majority, the last one having been under John Major in 1992. That is TWENTY THREE YEARS – and it was all thanks to Hestletine.

There’s little point in The Bitter Lord accusing Boris Johnson of  creating “the greatest constitutional crisis in modern times”.….and that BoJo  has  “ripped the (Conservative) party apart.”

He then went on to describe Boris as “like a general, that led his army to the sound of guns, and at the sight of the battlefield abandoned the field.”

The electorate knows that all notions of Conservative solidarity, accord and harmony are as real as a weekend trip to Narnia and that disloyalty and betrayal are food and drink to the party. Factional in-fighting and the election of bad leaders is what they do!

In spite of his comparatively posh upbringing and background, Boris has proved himself to be a likable politician as well as an efficient and creative administrator during his stint as Mayor of London.

Hestletine (other dinosaurs ARE available) should be put on notice that in spite of the fact that Boris may have been royally screwed on this occasion, his day will come.