He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
He is doing well because managerialism and bureaucratic language are not enough.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
The danger zone is between about 105 to 120 or more votes against her – i.e: a slice more than a third of the vote.
Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
“I should either have paused before supporting Boris…or, having agreed to support Boris, I should have stuck with it.”
Comparisons to Labour’s Corbynista woes are misplaced.
Can Party members really be trusted any more than Labour’s to choose a good leader?
I can’t accept that I’m ‘me’ because, say, I’m a woman – above and beyond all the undefinable intricacies that constitute my self.
Complete with “a tonality-skewing trombone gliss at the end.”
Her election is confirmed.
“Make no mistake, the referendum was a vote to leave the European Union, but was also a vote for serious change.”
The last Brexiteer in the race bows out.
New ideas in familiar packages remains by far the most likely, if less exciting, result of this post-Brexit upheaval.
Her camp wants to move on from the subject. Quite right. But she will find it hard to do so until she has put doubts about her commitment to rest.