Widening the Tory Party’s Old Etonian talent pool.

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I was reading about the Conservative candidate for the safe seat of Penrith and the Border the other day.

I appreciate that it’s an old story now, but it still makes me chuckle that the first post-expenses scandal Tory selection – which was meant to prove that the party was allowing people from outside mainstream politics to win nominations and widen the parliamentary talent pool – resulted in Rory Stewart becoming the Conservative PPC.

How the Old Etonian, Oxford-educated, former tutor to Princes William and Harry and Foreign Office civil servant qualifies as outside the mainstream is hard to tell, though I’m sure he is a talented chap.

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One Response to “Widening the Tory Party’s Old Etonian talent pool.”

  1. Michael A Says:

    A pity that this selection shall neither expand the talent nor the gene pool on the Tory benches.

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