Andrea Leadsom could ‘wage war’ on political correctness

Written by David Singleton on 8 July 2016 in Diary

Document snapped on the tube may or may not be Tory leadership contender's blueprint for success.

Those who thought that Britain had moved on from the days of complaining about political correctness might have to think again.

Back in the 1990s and the noughties there was a common right wing response to liberal types who aimed to fight back against racism and sexism with any kind of restriction, block or check:

"It’s political correctness gone mad!"

David Cameron never really signed up for this kind of chat, but it looks like the next Tory leader will do. If Andrea Leadsom wins the leadership contest and a document snapped on the tube really is her blueprint for success.

The document contained statements such as "wage war on political correctness" and "win back some of the Ukip voters".

It also contained the sentence: “Boris to campaign around the country for her.”

Another cunning wheeze appeared to be getting the journalist Toby Young to help draw up Leadsom's education policies.

The piece of paper was snapped by Ben Hart, who said he was stood next to a ‘Tory’ on the London Underground.

Hart describes himself on Twitter as 26 and a ‘digital content manager for pubs, champagne socialist @TheGreenParty, feminist, English grad’.





There was no immediate response from Team Leadsom on whether the document was genuine, but the candidate is clearly already making progress some of the things outlined.

Her campaign is being backed Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the millionaire Ukip donor Arron Banks.

Johnson should be a big boost to the Leadsom campaign if he can be persuaded to hit the campaign trail, as the document suggests. 

The jury is still out on whether the same could be said about Farage and Banks.


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