I AM sure it should be part of my regular daily reading matter, if only to see what the other side is thinking, but I have to admit that the New Statesman (the Left-wing magazine in which Sir Roger Scruton was so shamefully traduced) isn’t.

So it was a better-read friend who brought this article to my attention, ‘Dominic Cummings’s scorched-earth tactics could prove fatal for the Tories’ by Simon Heffer, which is worth reading for its inherent interest.

But that was not the reason she alerted me. It was this sentence that caught her eye: ‘The Tories who think the Brexit Party will go quietly once we have left the EU should read a recent post on Conservative Woman website by John Longworth Brexit Party MEP and chairman of the Leave Means Leave pressure group.’ 

It’s good to see that we have influence even in the strangest of places!

You can read Heffer’s interesting article on Cummings and why calling an election could prove a very high risk strategy for the Tories – one that Labour has since made evident it believes to be a similarly high risk – here.

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