How did that happen – just one knocked out? We were due to be down to three at this point.
All this has shown the quality of men and women the Conservatives in Parliament have to offer. It is bizarre to see those who are friends and colleagues fighting it out in a balletic way so as not to land unforgivable blows on one who may be the winner they have to beg for a job.
Now we are facing a larger debate at the BBC (where, as Fay has pointed out, conservatives are rarely seen).
It may mean we have to hear the bin-bag joke again (look; you take the extra bags to the dump – you don’t give up or beg Brussels for more time to dispose of the things. Never mind, it was a great speech on hedgehogs.) My question is where ministers now have a safe fence to sit on, now that there are hedgehogs on the previous perch, which is to say Rory Stewart going turbo and laying into Boris, exposing his supporters to the reflected ignominy.
I’ll listen to what happens on Auntie tonight, and wait for the members to to vote for Boris.