James Forsyth

Lynton Crosby burns his bridges with the Tories

Lynton Crosby burns his bridges with the Tories
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Over at Conservative Home, Jonathan Isaby has the scoop that Lynton Crosby—who managed both the Tory 2005 general election campaign and Boris’s mayoral run—will run the Libertas campaign in the European elections. This puts him in direct opposition to the Conservative party.

Many in Westminster expected that Crosby would return in 2010 to perform the same service for the Tories that he had in 2005. Some Tory insiders felt that Crosby’s experience was just what the party would need for the campaign. But after he worked directly against it, it is very hard to see how he could return to the fold.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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