Election becomes farce becomes comedy and suddenly it’s interesting again. And purely because of Mad, Bad and Dangerous-to-have-your-party-associated-with Thatch. The most amusing part of the whole article is the photography, which is designed to make everyone look as ridiculous as is humanly possible – which would be entertaining if only it were possible to make Hague seem more absurd. For god’s sake – get Portillo in. We all know he’s evil, but at least he’s plausible.