So it’s just as we thought: the Conservatives are a bunch of timid, Blairite statists who aren’t going to drag us out of Europe and are going to spend the next 5 years treading water.
But just imagine, for a moment, a Tory party conference in an alternative universe in which they’d made some of the following commitments:
Well if you lived in New Zealand you wouldn’t need to imagine because they’ve got it already in the form of John Key and his centre-right National party.
Seriously, if you were jealous enough of the Kiwis already – what with their Lord Of The Rings scenery, their kakapo parrots, and their Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc – then I really don’t recommend you read this article on John Key in the National Review Online by Lydia Bevege. It will make you want to up sticks and emigrate IMMEDIATELY.
Here’s a taste:
Who do we want? John Key. When do we want him? Now!
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And what do we get? A choice between K R Puff'n'Fluff (aka the Phoney Show Pony) and Malcolm Warmbull