A recent big mover in the next CON leader betting is Rory Stewart who last week got into the cabinet following the sacking of Gavin Williamson. Over the weekend he announcedthat he would seek the leadership when TMay finally steps aside and he’s moved to the fifth favourite slot.
Do we need another PM whose CV reads like a 19th century grandee?
Stewart was born in Hong Kong, the son of the diplomat Brian Stewart and his wife Sally Elizabeth Acland Nugent. His family live in the listed Broich House near Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland. He was brought up in Malaysia and Scotland and was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford and Eton College. During his gap year in 1991, he was commissioned (“short service limited commission”) in the Black Watch for five months as second lieutenant (on probation). He then attended Balliol College, Oxford University, where he read Modern History, before switching to Philosophy, Politics and Economics.] While a student at Oxford, Stewart was a private tutor to Prince William and Prince Harry during the summer.As a teenager, he was a member of the Labour Party and never voted, in person, for the Conservative Party (when travelling in 2001, he was “dismayed” to discover that his proxy vote had gone to the Conservatives).
Even the Labour Party bit looks like a right pf passage of a future Tory having his moment of Rebellion
Joanna Lumley describe her personal relationship with the United Kingdom. Joanna said:
“I just don’t see that we can ever be divided; we are all so interlinked with each other. No matter whether we live north or south of the border, if you scratch back at our histories we are all related. Humanly, it just doesn’t seem possible, separating us.”
I hope the monument remains as a symbol of the decit imposed on Scotland, but it could be a good idea to build a cairn on the other side of the boarder in which ordinary members of the Scottish public and not English relics of the Empire placed stones supporting Scottish Independence.