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Dan Hannan’s star must be rising

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Intellectual heavyweight contender

FORGET insubstantial third-raters such as Nick Griffiths, Nigel Farrage and the fruitcake fringe parties that they head; for my money, the intellectually heavyweight contender to become the next figurehead of Britain’s serious right is Daniel Hannan.

The Tory MEP – unusually for a politician of any party these days – is both ideologically minded and extremely well-read. His speeches are as apt to quote Dr Seuss as they are Edmund Burke, and he can even deliver a few one-liners in the process.

You can tell that Dan Hannan’s star must be on the rise when the boys from the left feel as though they need to devote an entire post to him.

Hannan is reportedly becoming a star turn with the Tory grass roots. Once Cameron is in Number Ten, these are the very people most likely to become disillusioned with any touchy-feely attempts to govern from the centre right. If the blowhards are looking for an advocate, it strikes me that their worldview has a very persuasive star in the making.

Not sure whether Dave is genuinely praising or belittling here, but it strikes me that he’s paying a lot of attention to Dan Hannan, the Tories’ star turn in the last EU Parliament.

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Written by curly

June 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Blogging, Conservative, Europe, politics

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