The Telegraph may have got a bit more conservative again recently, but it’s still full of enemy hostiles — consider, for example, this piece of incredibly biased reporting over the incident where Mark Field prevented a protester from getting past him:
Mark Field, a Foreign Office minister and the local MP, lost his temper, enraged and in a fury.
Lost his temper? Enraged? In a fury? He was, in fact, as can clearly be seen from the video (on the Tele story), cool, calm and determined, and he did the right thing with a minimum of fuss, without any more strength than was needed.
Unfortunately the Conservatives are also full of enemy hostiles, one of whom is… Mark Field MP. Because after doing the right thing in the right fashion, he made a grovelling apology:
“In the confusion many guests understandably felt threatened and when one protester rushed past me towards the top table I instinctively reacted.
“There was no security present and I was for a split-second genuinely worried she might have been armed. As a result I grasped the intruder firmly in order to remove her from the room as swiftly as possible.
“I deeply regret this episode and unreservedly apologise to the lady concerned for grabbing her but in the current climate I felt the need to act decisively to close down the threat to the safety of those present.”
Conservatives have become like men who apologise to their girlfriends for getting a raging hard-on.