Eric Pickles said the following in his speech today… So who are these Commies of which he speaks?
In my Ministerial office, I’ve placed reminders of what it means to be a Conservative.
A bust of Disraeli.
A poster of the great Winston.
A momento of the magnificent Margaret.
But over my left shoulder is a photograph that often catches the eye of visitors.
The Cuban Revolutionary.
Smoking a very large Havana cigar.
It’s there to remind me: that without constant vigilance – the cigar-chomping Commies will take over.
Well, that isn’t going to happen on my watch.
After more than two years in government, I’ve learnt that cigar-chomping Commies come in many guises.