Sunday, 24 July 2011

political counterfactual

what if Portillo had not lost the Enfield seat in 1997 and had become Tory leader and then Prime Minister?  In 2004 noted Tory blogger and publisher Iain Dale wrote a piece positing just this, which you can read here.  He has published it to highlight the forthcoming publication of a new collection of political counterfactuals.

Just sayin'.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

As I recall, you were his tv dining guest and expressed an admiration for HRH which I happen to share.

When I spoke to him about my forthcoming trip to SPain, he recommended a detour to Santiago as a must.

He was right.

Thanks Michael.

Jonny said...

But would Portaloo® have become an avuncular cuddly liberal?

Jane Griffiths said...

unlikely - but interesting notion

Jane Griffiths said...

btw I mentioned the political counterfactuals book because I have contributed a chapter to it, of which more in due course

Anonymous said...

Excellent Jane - I look forward to your account of our time as Cabinet Ministers in Tony Blair's fifth administration - when John McWilliam had been Speaker of getting on a decade and Martin Salter had been sent to Rampton afetr running amok and skewering two assistants at The Stranger's Cafeteria when he was sent to the back of the queue for pushing in..........