You didn’t actually think the Tories had changed, did you?

by Stephen Tall on March 9, 2007

In April 2006, Tory leader David Cameron launched a fierce assault on Ukip:

“UKIP is sort of a bunch of … fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists, mostly.”

Patrick Mercer, until 12 hours ago the Tories’ front-bench spokesman on homeland security, said this:

“I came across a lot of ethnic minority soldiers who were idle and useless, but who used racism as cover for their misdemeanours.”

Well, who needs to be in the closet in this day and age anyway?