Derek Conway - where to begin. I've got to write something because I've been accused of not commenting on it because I'm a conservative party member. Well that's bollox. I've been working 12 hours shifts for the last five days, and frankly I have not been all that arsed about blogging when I've arrived home. So here is my opinion: Derek Conway has been a foolish and very possibly a dishonest man. David Cameron has removed the whip, and as I commented on Conservativehome last night, he should have had it inserted rapidly first. If the allegations are true, then he has no place in the party that I'm a member of.
David Cameron has acted swiftly and decisively. I think we can be sure that if he was in Gordon Brown's shoes, then Hain, Harman, and Alexander would - quite rightly, be told to "do one" (as my 15 year old daughter would say). I hope this highlights Brown's cowardice and Labour's acceptance of rule breaking. The news broke, David investigated, he slept on it and came to the right decision in a timely fashion - compare that to Brown.
This is an embarrassment for the Conservative party, but the way it has been dealt with by the party leader shows the kind of moral decisive character that we have found lacking in our government. Labour trolls may see this as something to crow about, but they will soon realise that the Conservatives have come out of this looking even more honest than Labour.
Well done David.