Well, it's nice to know that you all still care. Not entirely sure where you got this from (Lorne), but I'm happy to put the record straight...
Yes, I wanted Portillo to win. Why? Let's take a simple analogy. If you have a bird, it needs a left wing and a right wing to fly. But it also needs a brain in the centre to co-ordinate the whole shebang. Whilst some of you socialist heathens may not agree on this point (left, left, left left left), I'm sure you will agree with me that Portillo's defeat has left the Tory party (note correct spelling Mustafa) looking more like a Dodo.
So yes, I'm pissed off. Frankly. Both Clarke and Duncan Smith will lead to the party splitting, but Duncan Smith is frankly mad. Instead, I'm going to organise a "write-in" campaign, and stand for the leadership myself. That'll teach 'em.
Clarke's views on Europe are indeed a problem. But Duncan Smith, will I suspect have a bigger problem, an inability to win General Elections. I'd rather a pro-European Conservative Government to the New Facist, I mean New Labour Government that is at present destroying our country.
I'm not a fan of Portilo (I find him annoying, don't trust him and I think he gestures like Larry Grayshon), but it is another dark day for the Tory party. Its amazing the similarities between the NUS and the Tory MPs, both groups seem hell bent of destroying themselves by electing muppets - muppets being IDS for the torys and quite a lot of this years and lasts NUS fulltimers
I use to quite like Ken Clarke because of his Euro views, but then he was on Channel 4 news a few weeks ago saying some complete drivel
Ah well, it's really rather immaterial. When the revolution comes all these Tory scumbags will be hung anyway for their crimes against humanity. Just like they would treat dole fiddlers! It's quite ironic really.
As far as the Tory camp (no pun intended) goes, there was a sigh of relief upon the exit of the dago poof from the leadership race.
Portillo is unelectable, Duncan-Smith is unelectable, Clarke is (regrettably) the party's premier choice for a victory in the next election, he is Labour's only fear and for this reason I am prepared to sacrifice a couple of inches from the right.
Assuming we have a few years to breath on the Euro issue, my right honourable friend, Mr Kenneth Clarke, will have to approach the issue with a fair and unbiased referendum when he is elected Prime Minister. The outcome of this remains to be seen but that is tomorrow's battle. We have a lot of Labour mistakes to put on the right track first.