ANDREA LEADSOM RAPS OPENING PITCH IN CAR CRASH HUSTINGS
Tory leader hopeful shoots herself in foot at first attempt with ‘Taking No Krap from EU’
With only the ghost of Margeret Thatcher, a homophobic Peter Dinklage clone, a backstabbing treacherous shit who looks like a 1970’s science teacher required to sign the sex offenders register, and Liam Fox standing between her and the ultimate prize in politics, god bothering Andrea Leadsom managed to derail her own bid last night with a hustings performance described as a ‘car crash’ by one senior Tory MP.
The parliamentary party crammed into a committee room at 5.30pm yesterday to hear from all five candidates standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Each candidate made a short opening pitch, before taking questions from colleagues for around 20 minutes.
There were concerns that Leadsom’s opening pitch missed the mark, as she attempted to demonstrate her appeal to a broad range of voters by delivering a pre-prepared rap entitled ‘Taking no Krap from EU’ complete with beatbox backing track from Dan Poulter.
“It was shit.” confirmed one MP.
And in the questioning session Energy Minister Leadsom repeatedly failed to distance herself from UKIP backer Arron Banks, who has endorsed Leadsom as the next Prime Minister through his Brexit campaign group Leave.EU and then she bizarrely began to explain the attachment theory of babies.
“It was all over the place,” said one cabinet colleague, “It just goes to show that if your brother-in-law shovels enough money in from his tax haven you can get a long way without anything to back it up. I suppose Boris declaring his support for her is her only saving grace with his record of supporting something he doesn’t actually want only to find it happens.”
“The party are concerned we might see the ‘Corbyn effect’ with Andrea where boat loads of Labour supporters suddenly join the Conservative Party and vote her in as leader to make us unelectable. It’s like one massive race to the bottom.”