Wednesday, March 16, 2005

To lose one candidate...

'Come friendly candidates and fall in Slough'

Apologies to the late Poet Laureate, but the Tories do seem to pick 'em.

You may remember the Tories lost one candidate in Slough, after the Sun got hold of photos of him toting an AK47 in a rather disturbing manner. So, Slough reselected another anti-EU candidate.

And then, it was discovered that he wrote an article for the Spectator (again at the centre of politics in this country), where he held forth on his rather robust views that European integration would lead to a:
'Catholic Caesar presiding over the [British] Protestant monarch... The issue of European religious union is one that has been concealed even deeper than the plans for political union, but the ratchet towards a Catholic Europe is just as real... A Catholic EU will inevitably result in the subjugation of Britain's Protestant ethos to Roman Catholic social, political and religious teaching.'
As the Tories are courting the Catholic vote, this was a little unfortunate, so Slough is now looking for their third Conservative candidate in three months.

One candidate off their list is Danny Kruger, who was running in hope against the Prime Minister in his Sedgefield constituency. At the recent Keith Joseph memorial lecture, he revealed that the Tories plan:
'to introduce a period of creative destruction in the public services'
So he's no longer a candidate either.

Funny, isn't it? Oliver Letwin spoke the truth about cuts in 2001 and is Shadow Chancellor. Danny Kruger speaks the truth in 2005 and is no longer fit to be a candidate, even in one of the most unwinnable seats in the country.

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