I was just settling down to write something about Michael Ancram’s rather odd pamphlet knocking David Cameron for distancing himself from the party’s past, when I saw this on Comment Central which explains a lot. The more you read it does sound like Ancram just didn’t realise how the media would seize on this story.
The other political question of the day is whether Gordon Brown and David Cameron should have a televised debate before the next election. I must admit to having mixed feeling on this subject. On the one hand, it would certainly pep up interest in politics and these debates are great theatre as the Sarkozy-Royal and Bush-Kerry encounters demonstrated. On the other, it would further undermine the primacy of Parliament. But I’m open to persuasion, so if you feel there’s a particularly strong argument for or against a debate leave it in the comments.