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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Number 10 Out Of Reach For Tory Pygmies

The Torygraph has just published its list of the 100 most influential people on the right in Britain in an article written by Tory blogger Iain Dale and someone I've never heard of from Kingston University (probably the chap who's been cyber-stalking Rupa Huq). The list was compiled by a group of ten journalists, MPs and commentators and the eligibility criteria were to live and work in the UK and be on the right of centre of British politics.

The top 25 of "The Right List" are detailed below. The list was published to coincide with the Tory Party Conference in... um... where is it? I seem to have missed the TV coverage. I must have been watching dispatches from Iraq.

A group of pathetic little Tories (and Ulster Unionists) with nothing substantial to add to British politics. With one exception. When it came to Number 10 in the list, they just couldn't come up with anything convincing. Try to link a Tory with Number 10 and you come up with... a big fat blank. So I'm not at all surprised to see this number reserved for someone who can truly grace the position. A political giant in a world of Tory pygmies.
Stewards help a Conference to run smoothly
Walter Wolfgang is invited to the podium

Sorry guys. Come back when you've found someone with a snowball's chance in hell of getting into Number 10.

1David Cameron MP, Leader of the Opposition
2George Osborne MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
3Lord Ashcroft, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
4Lady Thatcher, Former Prime Minister
5Steve Hilton, Director of Strategy, Conservative Party
6William Hague MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary
7David Davis MP, Shadow Home Secretary
8Michael Spencer, Conservative Party Treasurer
9Michael Gove MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
10Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister
11Andy Coulson, Director of Communications, Conservative Party
12Oliver Letwin MP, Head of Policy, The Conservative Party
13Boris Johnson MP, Conservative MP for Henley
14Edward Llewelyn, Chief of Staff to David Cameron
15Charles Moore, Commentator & Author
16Sir Simon Milton, Leader of Westminster City Council & Chairman of the Local Government Association
17Patrick McLoughlin MP, Chief Whip
18Liam Fox MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
19Dr Ian Paisley, First Minister of Northern Ireland
20Chris Grayling MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions
21Andrew Mackay MP, Senior Political Adviser to David Cameron
22Stephan Shakespeare, Chief Innovations Officer, YouGov
23Tim Montgomerie, Editor,
24Ann Widdecombe MP, Former Shadow Home Secretary
25Nick Herbert MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice


Antonia Fitzwalter said...

I can see why Tony Blair would be included in The Right List, but some of the other people seem a bit too left wing.

Anonymous said...

With you as number 72 in Tory Iain Dale's political bloggers league it must be dissapointing not to be up there with Tony in this Top 100 right oners list. Obviously your pretentious but irrelevant spoofster wouldn't have got a look in.

Luke Akehurst said...

There's a world of difference between being 72nd most important blogger and 10th most important person. We bloggers are far more influential.

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