Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Tories' Next Leader?

Is Liam Fox the Tories' next leader? Over on the Wintour and Watt blog at the Guardian, they explain how the right-wing shadow Defence Secretary has won a victory over the Cameroons by effectively helping to sideline the 'dream appointment' of Richard Dannatt as a minister in any future Conervative government. Fox is no great friend of the Cameron leadership, who had to reign him in once before. Now, however, the Guardian duo are punting him as a formidable force in any Cameron cabinet and, as an unalloyed servant of the right, a future leader. Should Cameron fail, Fox would have a relatively quick chance to try again for the prize; should Cameron succeed, he may have to wait a decade or so, but at 48 now, could still be a contender. God help the Tories!

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