Desmond Swayne, David Cameron's trusted bag-carrier, was trusted to do the Cameroonian thing in the case of Patrick Mercer, the frontbench Tory sacked for comments thought to be racist and unbecoming of a new newness New Tory. With real vim did Dizzy Des back up Cameron's decision to sack Mercer.
Well, fair enough, Des, if you feel that this sort of language deserves punishment. How long, then, before you, Dizzy Des, do the decent thing and resign for referring to gays as "pooftahs"? Perhaps David Cameron will do the decent thing and get rid of Swayne? I doubt it. A good and trusted bag-carrier is a rare find.