Tuesday, April 17, 2007
A Big Welcome to David Trimble
I could not be more delighted at David Trimble joining the Conservatives. It wasn't quite the defection I had anticipated, but it is most welcome. He is one of the few people in today's politics who one can genuinely describe as 'a great man'. I hope David Cameron persuades him to join his front bench team in the Lords as soon as possible and I wouldn't bet against him being Leader of the House of Lords in a future Cameron Cabinet. The good thing is that there are a number of candidates for that position, including obviously Tom Strathclyde, but also Gillian Shephard.