I'd love to know the name of the bright spark of thought up the idea of a "decapitation strategy" to get rid of various Cabinet Ministers at the next election.
After all, it worked so well when the Liberal Democrats tried it last time, didn't it? All it does is to make the Tories look rather triumphalist and vindictive.
However, The Observer's Gaby Hinsliff thinks it is an example of how high the Tories' electoral ambitions are nowadays. Maybe. But it's a needless distraction. It is one thing to have such a strategy, it is another to talk openly about it. All it does is allow the MPs concerned to prepare.
Campaign strategists who talk to the press about campaign strategies need to be muzzled. It rarely ends well.