#HobsonsChoice: Which set of #Tories is set to win #NorthShropshire? #RedTories, #YellowTories or #BlueTories?

Last Updated: December 15, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , ,

Owen Paterson and the reason he resigned: his second job for a pharmaceutical firm prejudiced his behaviour as an MP – and that’s not allowed.

It seems the Liberal Democrats are polling neck-and-neck with the Conservatives to win North Shropshire in this week’s by-election, that was triggered by the resignation of Owen Paterson.

Good luck to them – they’ve put the effort in, which is more than Labour seems to have done.

This Writer’s Twitter feed has been full of Liberal Democrat promotion, and party leaders have been seen in the constituency regularly.

Labour’s candidate seems to have been abandoned by his party’s leadership, despite the fact that Labour polled second in the 2019 general election and could probably have taken the constituency if Keir Starmer had a clue.

He doesn’t, though. He has a haircut and a focus group, and that’s all.

Personally, if This Writer lived in North Shropshire, I still wouldn’t be able to vote for the Liberal Democrats. The memory of 2010-15 is far too vivid for that. If not for the Liberal Democrats, the UK would not be in the state it’s in now.

The vote tomorrow (December 16) won’t be about the Lib Dems or Labour, though.

It will be a referendum on Boris Johnson, his Christmas parties last year, and his disastrous last-minute-scramble Covid-19 ideas.

If enough people in North Shropshire are happy to be governed by an incompetent and corrupt liar then they’ll have another Tory MP.

If not, they’ll just have a Tory dressed up in another colour. Hobson’s choice!

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