Friday, May 23, 2008

Were you still up for Portillo's comment on Crewe and Nantwich...?

With the BBC's John Pienaar taking a punt on a Tory by-election majority in Crewe and Nantwich of 7,800, it was left to Michael Portillo to put things in perspective...

On tonight's Politics Show, the former Conservative Cabinet Minister recalled how in the 1980s and early 1990s, Labour in Opposition won 'by election after by election' but failed to win the trust of the country in General Election after General Election...

5 comments:

Carwyn Fowler said...

Interesting to see what will become of Tamsin Dunwoody if she is defeated tonight. Generally speaking, she was widely respected across the floor of the National Assembly in Wales. What price TD trying to regain Preseli Pembrokeshire from the Conservatives at Westminster (i.e. the seat she held in the National Assembly).

Praguetory said...

Well done, John Pienaar.

Straw-clutching from Phil - have a cold shower and come back when you've got something interesting to say.

fairdealphil said...

Carwyn:

i'm sure Tamsin will be back...

Praguetory:

Was just sharing Michael Portillo's view with you.

No straw-clutching:

Bad night for Labour.
Bad night for LibDems.
Good night for Tories...

There. I said it...

Talking of cold showers, did you hear about the masochist who was dying for an ice-cold shower...

...so he didn't have one.

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I had a lovely time in Crewe by the way Phil.

fairdealphil said...

pleased to hear it Geoffrey, somehow i managed to avoid going...!