The Tory TV debates are like I’m a Celeb or Strictly, but without a public phone-in
The Independent says THERE IS obviously something very strange about having two Tory contenders to be our next prime minister go on television to make their cases – with the vast majority of the audience having no say on the outcome. It’s like I’m A Celeb, Strictly, or Love Island stirring the usual irrational feelings about the eccentric contestants, but with no phone number or app to register your feelings. No matter how wooden, robotic or ignorant Liz Truss is, we can’t vote her out.
If Conservative member surveys are correct, no one can stop Truss attempting to lead the nation and represent it abroad. Nor can we do much about rejecting Rishi Sunak. He’s obviously more capable and saner than Truss, but he’s still unlikeable. He’s the smart but spoiled head boy, the pushy fresher, eager to please and exuding all the faux-niceness of a second-tier children’s television presenter.