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Quentin Davies has defected to Labour

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EffiePerine Tue 26-Jun-07 15:46:01

here

BoingBoing Tue 26-Jun-07 23:07:06

He's an opportunistic arse who doesn't think the Tories will win the next election. And I'd say the same about anyone who changes party under similar circumstances.

SenoraPostrophe Tue 26-Jun-07 23:09:55

but surely if he was just an opportunist he'd have done this years ago?

BoingBoing Wed 27-Jun-07 10:16:36

It depends what he's been offered, and he will have been offered something.

EffiePerine Wed 27-Jun-07 10:17:44

Am betting that he gets a post pretty soon...

which wouldn't be a bad thing as he does seem to know what he is talking about.

littlelapin Wed 27-Jun-07 10:22:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 10:29:08

nobody likes a turncoat

and an attention seeking, obnoxious one at that

if he had any guts or conviction behind what he believes, he'd resign as an MP and then fight a by-election in his seat as a would-be Labour MP

EffiePerine Wed 27-Jun-07 10:32:14

'no-one likes a turncoat'

Churchill wd prob disagree

foxinsocks Wed 27-Jun-07 10:40:06

I bet he wasn't liked for doing it at the time (and he went back in the end)!

in modern day politics, I cannot think of one defection (yet) where the defector has gone on to have a brilliant political career - I just don't think it happens

BoingBoing Wed 27-Jun-07 13:12:30

Yet the poor saps still do it, in the mistaken belief that they'll gain power, rather than simply being used for short term political advantage. Once he's outlived his usefulness in about 10 minutes, he'll end up as a junior minister in the Dept. of Paperclips, if he's lucky.

The spineless lemming won't even call a by-election, so desperate is he to get and retain 'power'.

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