Saturday, August 07, 2004

Hitchens deserts the Tories

Now even Peter Hitchens says he won't be voting Conservative:

The failure of the overrated Michael Howard was entirely predictable...I drop my normal objections to assisted suicide...the [Tory party] should be kindly, gently, helped into oblivion. Don't, whatever you do, prolong its agony by voting for it.

Update: Hitchens is pretty explicit what needs to happen. He returns to the issue of the Tories in today's Mail on Sunday, declaring they need a senior figure to do a 'Gang of Four' and split the party. He adds Howard is a 'turn-off', his colleagues 'duds', and backbenchers are 'talentless holes in the air'.