Faggy Clarke turns on Tories
"We have, I am afraid, made ourselves a rather Right-wing popularist party which is why we seem incapable of getting more than a third of the vote," he told BBC1's News 24.
A Daily Telegraph/YouGov poll reported last week that 56-year-old Mr Davis was the overwhelming favourite among party members to replace Mr Howard, with Mr Clarke ranking only fourth in members' preferences.
Challenged on the results yesterday, Mr Clarke said that they underlined why grassroots members should no longer have the decisive "one member, one vote" say on who becomes Tory leader.
Translation: "You can't trust the Tory members - the ones who put up the cash for the party - firstly they want to pursue "popularist" policies and secondly they aren't clever enouhg to vote the right way - just like those stupid French and Dutch people: much better to leave the running of the place to clever people like me who can get it all sorted over a decent lunch or two."
Piss Off - your time is over.