WHILE staying perfectly sober and respectable at all times, I spent part of this evening at a party in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster and fell into some disreputable company – specifically a prominent and respected Tory MP.
Taking advantage of the “lobby terms” that prevail at such events, I asked him what he and his colleagues thought of the Shadow Transport Secretary, Theresa Villiers’ crazy bonkers plan to block a third runway at Heathrow if the Tories win the next election.
He sighed deeply and said: “Theresa was Shadow Chief Secretary, and then she was Shadow Transport Secretary. We have a saying in the parliamentary party: no third Villiers.”
Maybe so, but it still doesn’t explain why Do-Nothing embraced her “policy” so whole-heartedly at Tory Party conference this year.