Ash Sarkar wrote an alternative guide to the Tory leadership hopefuls - and it's hilarious

Andy Gregory
Sunday 26 May 2019 08:00
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We should be grateful to Theresa May.

In announcing the end of her premiership, the prime minister finally managed to incentivise the majority of her cabinet to deliver an ounce of the stability she so often promised.

Because perhaps the only thing we can be certain of in this era of British politics defined by uncertainty, is that in a power vacuum, there will be no shortage of Tories looking to seize the reins for themselves.

While a momentary return to the simple backstabbings and power plays that dominated the headlines in pre-Brexit UK can almost feel like the good old days...

...it can be difficult to keep up with who's who.

Especially when the man largely considered the only candidate with enough "personality" is essentially a smile-and-wave pastiche of faux-British awkwardness, mumbled guffaws and a history of casually using 'racist' language and making discriminatory comments.

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Luckily, Ash Sarkar has created a helpful roundup of the many Tory leadership hopefuls.

At the time of writing, at least eight candidates have put themselves forward, with many more undoubtedly considering it.

So let's start with... literally anyone.

The internet isn't short of opinions on the hopefuls.

Others had their own guides to share.

While some just wanted to relate.

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