“Very bad”, “dismal”, “couldn’t run a whelk stall” – that’s how one of Britain’s top political journalists described the state of the Tories today.
Times deputy political editor Sam Coates didn’t hold back when asked about the state of party on the BBC’s Daily Politics show this afternoon:
— Daily&SundayPolitics (@daily_politics) October 3, 2017
Coates comments echoed the similarly scathing verdict given by Guardian journalist Polly Toynbee on the programme yesterday:
— Corbynator (@Corbynator2) October 2, 2017
Their comments came after Theresa May came under renewed pressure to sack Boris Johnson and the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed the Tories’ underwhelming and unfunded offer on tuition fees would cost £2.3 billiona year.
And they’re not the only journalist to comment on the chaotic state of the Tory party during the conference…
Bear Grylls has just turned up to give a motivational speech. Things really have got that bad #CPC17
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) October 3, 2017
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 2, 2017
TORY CONFERENCE METAPHOR ALERT: There's a broken rail on the train track to Manchester. Trains cancelled.
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) October 1, 2017
Far cry from Osborne conf speeches. Hammond ovation lasted approx 10 seconds. No cheers. True to mood of this conf.
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) October 2, 2017
But tell us what you really think…