This post was written before the news that Dominic Raab had been knocked out of the Tory leader contest. We are sorry – he has impressed us. However we don’t think it would have influenced the Tory remainer MPs who chose, disgracefully, to back Rory Stewart over the one true conservative and committed Brexiteer and man whose political life, we hope, is far from over.
WE didn’t realise that Dominic Raab lost his father when he was young, before going to grammar school. All the more credit to him – and to his mother, we suspect – that he has done so well. As Laura points out in her blog today, he is the only real conservative of the crop of Conservative Leader aspirants.
He has been a champion of grammar schools and we agree with him here at TCW that grammar schools are not only morally the right thing to do but also a winning formula for votes.
On this leadership video/broadcast he shows his pride in his own grammar school, telling us that the last thing his father did for him was to ensure his education at this school. Indeed, what better gift could a father give his son than his education?
No wonder Raab believes in that opportunity for all. You can see him come out fighting here:
All he has to do now is stick to his guns on No Deal. We are with him all the way – No Deal is not a crisis but an opportunity to be embraced!