Why David Cameron must beg Boris Johnson to fight in Clacton – Telegraph Blogs


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This is an excellent article by Peter Oborne, the Daily Telegraph‘s chief political commentator. Check it out!

via Why David Cameron must beg Boris Johnson to fight in Clacton – Telegraph Blogs.

I wonder if David Cameron will take the risk?

Any thoughts?

One response

  1. Boris Johnson might win in Clacton or he might not but Peter Oborne is wrong.

    Boris Johnson, if he is to save the Conservative Party must replace David Cameron as leader now, and if he is to do that he needs a safe seat first such as the one at Uxbridge.

    Even then, the electoral arithmetic favors Labour for the whole country; so Boris as Conservative Leader, would need an electoral pact with UKIP and Nigel Farage and then peel off the most right wing Liberal Democrats to create an award winning Coalition with the Ulster Unionists.

    In the unlikely event of a Scottish Referendum YES vote, then the Scottish MPs at Westminster could be sent packing, the Barnett Formula could be stopped instantly by emergency legislation for Scotland and the money saved used to reduce English taxes whilst perhaps leaving subsidies in place for the Northern Irish and the Welsh provided that they co-operated fully with the Coalition.

    If there is a NO vote as I expect, the Scottish MPs should be sent north of the border anyway and not allowed back unless it is to vote on Scottish Questions.

    The Barnett Formula should be abolished anyway and Alex Salmond made to “eat his own dog-food” by being able to exercise tax raising powers and more devolved powers with only his own money.

    Boris Johnson using money saved from abolishing the Barnett Formula and other savings made by taking an axe to Royal expenditure, fraud in the public sector, overmanning and waste would then be able to create a British Sovereign Wealth Fund and make excellent returns for the country.

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