Black watch.(Last Shout)

A red-faced BlackWatch stands before you. Only two months back we forecast Iain Duncan Smith taking the Tories to their their consecutive general election defeat.

This was (excuses, excuses) before his appallingly judged speech at their Blackpool party conference, following a Lib-Dem Success, at the Brent East by-election which bad exposed Labours current vulnerability. Suddenly the prospect of becoming the third party of British politics loomed while a new face might even lead to Government.

A leadership Change was even more attractive. Skillfull footwork (or disloyalty if you wish) in the Commons provided change without a voting battle in the constituencies which lDS, might have won. …

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