Davis Against Rule Changes
DD has spoken out against the change of rules for leader selection.
Tory leadership hopeful David Davis has criticised plans to deny ordinary party members a say in who gets the top job.Previously he had said that as a candidate, questioning the rules could be seen as self serving. Perhaps the fact that the proposals look like being defeated has changed things. Now he says:
"I think the new proposal to do away with the rights of the membership is likely to be turned down - I don't think that's a bad thing"Repeating and idea he had raised earlier, he proposed reversing the process.
"I think it would have been much easier just to say to the party in the country: 'Why don't we reverse the order - you have the first hit and MPs have the last say'.I know Wat prefers the current system, but this idea seems to be very pragmatic. Neither side ends up with a leader that they cannot work with or for.