Aren’t the Tories Adorable / Crazy Fantasists [Delete as Applicable]?

Over on the BBC website at the moment is a lovely, crazy story, “Liam Fox has accused Conservative leadership front-runner Kenneth Clarke of undermining the morale of British troops in Iraq”.

Is the Dr. Fox strategy to be aggressively stupid in order to try to win support amongst the Tory grassroots? Alternatively, does he think that any publicity is good publicity, and so if saying crazy things is the way to get it, that’s the way to go? Or am I missing some alternative alternative?

(I also liked the headline “Rifkind Unveils Leadership Team” until I realised he was just giving the world the list of people who are bold enough to back his bid for the Tory leadership, rather than making the mistake of playing Fantasy Cabinet-Making in public.)

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