One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Lefty Lunacy: Twitter squawks about May interrupting moron TV

One of yesterday’s more insignificant, but still amusing, developments was Twitter getting angry with Theresa May for disrupting their morning daytime TV viewing.

ITV’s This Morning cut to the PM’s general election statement live, prompting fury from Twitter. One idiot said that he was “literally fuming” while another said “May isn’t getting a vote from me. I’m not voting a woman who interrupted #ThisMorning”.

Thankfully, it won’t be these people who decide the next election; they probably won’t even bother to get off the benefits-laden sofa.

The Conservative Woman

  • Bik Byro

    One such complainer describes herself on Twitter as “Ex model appeared on Tennents lager cans.A proud Scot, passionate Glaswegian” Her Twatter page consists of leftie scottish independence drivel.

    • Bob Marshall

      She is probably typical of those who watch this kind of rubbish anyway, As the post says, the election won’t interest them enough to drag them away from the telly long enough to cast a vote.

      • choccycobnobs

        “…. who watch this kind of rubbish” Come, come. She was probably only passing time until Loose Women.

      • paul parmenter

        The really sad thing is that her vote counts as much as anyone else’s. So if she does find her way to the polling booth, she can put a cross next to the candidate with the same first name as her favourite soap character, and cancel out the sensible vote of someone who knows something and actually thinks before making a decision.

        Sometimes I despair of democracy.

    • choccycobnobs

      A can of Tennents once appeared on me. The cops confiscated it, probably because I wasn’t a model. Churchill was right: The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

  • Partridge

    When this sort of thing happens, I’m inclined to think the voting age should be raised to sixty. In my experience, pensioners work harder (and are far more sensible) than these couch potatoes.

    • PierrePendre

      I think the voting age should be raised to 74. There should be one man, one vote and that man should be me.

      • peter_dtm

        Ahh – the great African model of ‘Democracy’

  • Mike Hunt

    Well Not surprised they pissed off , interrupting this morning whatever next ? so angry they’ll miss their afternoon appointment at the DWP

  • fenellastrange

    This is a wind-up, isn’t it?

  • suemary

    What is there to interrupt?

  • Wow. Just wow.

  • Thankfully, it won’t be these people who decide the next election; they probably won’t even bother to get off the benefits-laden sofa.

    That presupposes they can actually make a cross on a ballot paper without spoiling it.