After preaching about the evils of 'central control' by David Cameron and the ill effect caused thereby, it is with some humour that one observes the goings-on in South West Norfolk.
The imposition of 'A' list candidates upon a constituency party is nothing more than 'central control' and makes a mockery of Cameron's stated aim to 'devolve power'
Sir Jeremy Bagge: "His [Cameron] message to me was that we had made a mistake and please hold hard because if we stir the pot it could have a ripple effect throughout the Conservative Party. Since then, he has done a U-turn on the referendum (on the Lisbon Treaty), and I would have thought that had rather more of a ripple effect than I am causing in South-West Norfolk."
Much is made on Conservative-supporting blogs and newspapers about the Government 'imploding'. It may be an idea if they looked in a mirror as it seems that the Goverment-in-waiting is imploding too!