In both cases their opponents resort to character assassination and are left with no one against whom they can argue.
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Andrew Gimson is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome and the author of "Boris - the Rise of Boris Johnson". He was the Daily Telegraph's parliamentary sketchwriter, and before that the paper's Berlin correspondent.Follow @
A Government of national unity is a non-starter – even if its seven prospective leaders take one day of the week each
Their real aim is to overturn the referendum result, wreck Brexit and destroy the Government we actually have.
The idea that one side or the other has a monopoly of truth is rightly abhorrent to him.
Owen Bennett sets out the known facts about an astonishing Tory.
Brainless tribalism led it to underestimate Johnson.
Campbell’s public letter testifies to the depth of the split on the Left.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Here is a Leader of the Opposition who cannot see an open goal without tapping the ball gently in the wrong direction.
The front-runner promised over a thousand Party members to employ “creative ambiguity” to achieve Brexit by October 31st.
The Speaker must rein in self-indulgent MPs who no longer try to express themselves with the greatest possible concision and force.
He is an admirably English candidate, a sensitive and prudent man who can be relied on to behave like an officer and a gentleman.
Johnson’s first biographer confesses to feelings of bemusement, even incredulity, at the recent turn of events.
In a low blow, the Scottish Nationalists pretend to back Hunt.
Hunt’s people insist he can surprise Johnson.
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Black arts, FSBs and as they come to the last it’s still neck and neck
Jokes continue to be told, but it would be wrong to suggest the contest has been fought in a spirit of unwearying amity.