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David Davis tries to widen his appeal

7 March 2019

3:41 PM

7 March 2019

3:41 PM

With Theresa May’s departure expected later this year, a host of ambitious males are keen to parade their wares. Frontrunner Boris Johnson has lost weight and is the RSPCA’s new pin-up boy, while Sajid Javid is trying to show his strength through the medium of ostracising Isis brides. On Wednesday night, it was David Davis’s turn to make his mark. 

The former Brexit secretary appeared in noticeably slender form for an event at the Adam Smith Institute where he began proceedings by introducing himself as a ‘romantic radical’. Looking back on his university years at Warwick, Davis appeared to imply that he had an appeal to the Left as well as traditional Tory voters.

The Tory backbencher said he had made a ‘positive effort’ to read Marx though it ended up being ‘futile’ as he didn’t get through it. At university, he had, however, ‘joined all the political associations’. In fact, he said that his ’emphasis was more to the left than the right, not just because the best looking girls were on the left – although that helped.’

Perhaps not the best tactic to win the feminist vote…


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