Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Power without responsibility

Much excitement over the fact that a right wing newspaper owned by a wealthy foreigner will be urging its readers to vote Tory at the next election.

But I thought this was the most interesting report to come out of this:

"It is rumoured that The Sun had made it clear that it would not back the party as long as Dominic Grieve remained Shadow Home Secretary. The previous Sun Editor, Rebekah Wade had made that clear after an unhappy dinner she had had with the man now moved to the Justice portfolio."

That's not a rumour started by bitter Labour activists, but comes from Tim Montgomerie of Conservative Home. And it isn't a complaint - Tim seems to think it is perfectly normal that David Cameron would move his ministers if they upset Murdoch's minions over dinner.


At 8:41 am , Blogger Letters From A Tory said...

Grieve wasn't really up to the job and, to be fair, he was shifted out of his role many months ago - in which time Labour could have turned themselves around but evidently chose not to

At 10:52 pm , Blogger Quietzapple said...

I wonder if The Sun wanted Dave (2) Davies, who was runner up to Chameleon in their Leadership election a few years ago, back in that seat?

Grieve was moved there largely because he was already on that team, and is from neither Eton not the Bullingdon.

Cameron was working on the N Ireland Proddies for yonks before Mick Fealty spilled the beans. I bet Murdoch's people have been glad handed since well before Grieve went.


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