Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tories in a muddle
In what is largely symptomatic of the woes of the Tories, two Tory politicians express polar views on the recent bomb attacks on London. David Davis, the shadow home secretary and most likely successor for Tory leadership, said yesterday in a speech condemning multicultural Britain that "questions must be asked about how the perverted values of the suicide bomber". No sooner had the ink dried on reporter's notepads than came a comment by Tory shadow Attorney General Dominic Grieve that "I find the suicide bombing totally explicable in terms of the level of anger which many members of the Muslim community seem to have about a large number of things."

No direction, no cohesion - the Tory story.