1. 10

    I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power.

  2. 9

    However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.

  3. 8

    I trust that whoever leads the Conservative Party actually pays regard to my advice on how we should conduct ourselves and I personally will obviously support whoever eventually wins.

  4. 7

    The political health of Britain has deteriorated very sharply. The Conservative Party must do something about it. I am the man to do it.

  5. 6

    Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister. But I'm not nursing a grievance.

  6. 5

    It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy and civil war in Iraq.

  7. 4

    I am certainly not a blogger. Quite a large proportion of them are nuts and extremists - with the honourable exception of the culture secretary.

  8. 3

    Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.

  9. 2

    I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.

  10. 1

    I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe

  11. Last Update: 30 September 2022

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