By being the Free Spirit who defies Establishment Man, the former Mayor of London has today stolen the show.
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He used to be a Conservative MP, was destroyed by the cash-for-questions affair, but has risen, quite unexpectedly, from the political grave.
The Prime Minister managed, without sounding feeble, to admit that he is fallible.
David Cameron used the charge of anti-semitism as a moral club with which to bludgeon Jeremy Corbyn.
But the Conservative candidate for Mayor London has performed the valuable function of clarifying what can and can’t be said.
Some on the Right hate and despise her. But her admirers outnumber her detractors. Even if they do not agree with her opinions, they like the way she fights her corner.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Cameron devotes a lot of care to living down to his reputation as Flashman
But he is actually a traditional Tory leader who wants to show he will not give in to foreigners, even if they are children.
The Labour leader spoke out against change, and made David Cameron sound like a management consultant.
Her role is not merely ceremonial: she helps make tyranny impossible.
In Dyfed-Powys, they have cut top salaries and commissioned specialists to improve results.
For a moment, the depth of the contempt and distrust Conservatives feel for each other on the EU issue stood exposed.
Instead of trying to eradicate all traces of hauteur from his manner, let the Chancellor play up to these.
As a Labour source said in a fury, “It’s a superiority thing…he’s strangely incurious about people either unlike himself, or with different views.”
Yazidis, Christians and Muslims would be better off under an imperial system.
The Mayor of London refused, in his encounter with Tyrie’s committee, to be dull, prudent and strictly factual.