Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A Prediction

Your noble Pedant-General in Ordinary is, as you all know, directly appointed following machinations of the utmost skullduggery and in circumstances of the greatest secrecy. Moreover, he has little or no time for the poisonous mire that is contemporary politics. He has, therefore, equally little understanding or sympathy for the poor benighted souls who submit themselves to the freak show that is the leadership contest for the Conservative Party.

However, amidst the learned commentary and fevered punditry, permit me to prognosticate:

David Cameron will win



How do I know this? Has your eminent and well-connected Pedant-General been talking to or even (God forbid) advising those in the know, the great and the good? At the feet of which oracle have I emptied my coffers?

No. My methods of divination are simpler - and require substantially fewer dismembered sheep - than that: His opponents are on the run.

You heard it here first.


6 comments:

The Bagged Bear said...

Perhaps. But it's all too reminiscent of IDS fighting against Portillo. In that battle IDS played a blinder (hopeless leader mind) in lighting the blue touch paper of permissiveness and standing well back.

dearieme said...

But, my dear fellow, he's so much younger than me JUST AS Wm HAGUE WAS.

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

BB: but Portillo was an arse who needed a good kicking. This is not the case with Cameron.

Dearieme: Oh dear: I have caught myself thinking that I was getting old by comparison with Policemen, but to have the leader of the Conservative Party as your benchmark? You must be positively ante-diluvian...

;-)

The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

And no wonder you are getting old if you are posting blog comments at 3am....

dearieme said...

Ah, but it's 3 pm here.

Akaky said...

Okay, David Cameron will win, I believe you. Now, just for information, you understand, who is David Cameron and what is he trying to win?