Michael Howard, the new Leader of the Conservative Party, has today announced that from now on, the Tory party is to be in opposition to Labour, rather than working with them to get re-elected at the next general election.
The annoucement came this afternoon in Mr Howard's speech, accepting leadership of the party. "I have set out plans", he said, "to bring the conservatives away from Labour. With a new selection of policies, I will bring the Conservatives back to the right. I believe we are now not only a credile and strong opposition, but that we will form the next Government. I will call it New Conservatism."
Mr 'I-did-not-threaten-to-overrule-him' Howard, an MP for over 20 years, was Shadow Chancellor under Iain Dunkin' Doughnut, and will now form him own shadow cabinet. It is thought that Boris Johnson will now take over as Shadow Chancellor, Oliver Letwin as Shadow Defence Secretary, and David Willetts as Shadow Deputy Prime Minister.
Iain Dunkin Doughnut will just become a shadow.
Iain's new book - 'Why I supported Labour' - is out next Wednesday.