I found myself in the checkout queue at Henley Waitrose today with an angry lady. She was fuming about the headline in the The Times: Being a mother gives me the edge on May—Leadsom. She said that her daughter was unable to have children and that Andrea Leadsom’s statements were offensive. She used a number of other adjectives which I don’t recall.
She was not prepared to entertain Leadsom’s argument that she had been misquoted. I was able to deduce that my checkout companion was involved in the Wycombe Conservative Association. Leadsom had no chance of winning her vote.
I am no fan of May, but it seems that Leadsom would have been wise to continue as she started on Thursday, on the announcement of the two candidates, by refusing to talk to the press.