Monday, June 18, 2007
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Before David Cameron made his speech in Tooting he addressed the Parliamentary Party in Portcullis House. Some Tory MPs who turned up at the meeting were somewhat disconcerted to find Tony Blair standing at the entrance to the Attlee Room. Sensing a major league defection Tory MP Brooks Newmark immediately asked him if he was joining the meeting. Tony gave his 'I'm a pretty straight kinda guy giggle', before another Conservative MP was heard to mutter "Nah, he's going to be our candidate for London Mayor'. At that point the PM beat a hasty retreat into the Liaison Select Committee... Let's face it, who wouldn't have?