Tuesday, 25 February 2003

Silencing the feuding neighbours

The Scottish Conservatives are fighting an election. But some help is not welcome:
At least three constituency associations have sent messages to Central Office requesting that no members of the shadow cabinet - including the leader - visit their constituencies during the election campaign.

"We don’t want voters to be reminded of what is happening in London," said one senior Scottish Tory. "Everyone is thoroughly cheesed off. We have an election coming in two months and the last thing we need is this distraction going on in the background."

This is probably a wise move.