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Simon Hoggart's week: a stalking horse from the same stable

1 February 2013 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Adam Afriyie denies he's plotting to oust David Cameron. Why replace one wealthy Tory smoothiechops with another?

✒There is something hilarious about the Tories' anguish over their leadership, and especially hilarious that the stalking horse may turn out to be the backbencher Adam Afriyie, a half-Ghanaian multimillionaire. Somebody must have sat down in a bar, or perhaps a hotel room swept for bugs, and said "look, the public are fed up with the country being run by a wealthy smoothiechops. What we need to do is replace him – with another wealthy smoothiechops! That'll show how inclusive we are. When it comes to millionaires, we Tories are colour blind!"

✒It's one of those trick pub quiz questions like "into which ocean does the western end of the Panama Canal flow?" The answer is, surprisingly, the Atlantic, as the canal runs more or less north to south but on a slant. Another is "what is 10 in London, »

- Simon Hoggart

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