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Photographs and film coverage of Portillo's speech after the count (as at the head of this article) have become iconic in symbolising the end of the period of Conservative government which had begun under Margaret Thatcher in 1979. Portillo's defeat represented a 17.4% swing to Labour. Although Twigg retained the seat with an increased majority in 2001, it returned to the Conservative Party in 2005 with a swing of 8.7%. Return to the House of CommonsAfter the election, Portillo renewed his attachment to Kerr McGee but also undertook substantial media work including programmes for the BBC and

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Elvis 3:16 :

I think the Conservatives missed a real opportunity in not giving Michael Portillo the opportunity to lead the Conservatives into the next election. What's your opinion?

Kamran :
"whats wrong with David Cameron, i like him and believe if he does become prime minister he will lead the country in the right path"
Lisa :
"I wish Elvis would leave the building"
teddy :
"He hasn't had much input in the party for some time, though i would prefer him over Cameron any day. Even so, i cannot see the Tory party leading the country for the foreseeable future, even if Michael Portillo had been in charge,"
abenezer s :
"you bet ye"
Rosie :
"Michael Portillo proved he was no leader when he chickened out of the challenge to John Major. Since he lost his seat he became a liberal as opposed to a right winger. You just can't do these turnabouts in politics and expect that people will believe in your conversion. He should have joined Labour and have done with it. As for Cameron, he conned the Parliamentary party whilst he campaigned for the leadership. He too, if he believes in anything at all, should cross the floor. I, as a lifelong Tory voter, will not vote for this party until it rids itself of its loony left image. We all had enough of that in the 70s. Like Blair, Cameron has become the Tory leader under false pretences. Thank god for Tebbit!"
donbeno108 :

Looking to recreate Portillo's/Chicago exact cheeseburger.

michelle p :
"http://www.portillos.com/portillos/menu/items.asp?MID=23&SID=14"
shakeysmatey :

I was just wondering if Micheal Portillo was as socially acceptable as soya-based products or if his past has tempered this?

leeincognito :
"Michael Portillo, the son of an asylum seeker, has bizarrely become the acceptable "human" face of the Tory party, now he has no time for politics. Maybe all those years as Mo Mowlem's "pair" softened him up a little."
gayle3157 :
"No, because he is officially a meat product. x"
nic_ess :
"Such an question can only be answered through the use of Hegel's dialectic. The thesis (Michael Portillo) reacts against the antithesis (soya-based products) to bring about a synthesis (Daily Mail scare stories about non-organic foods.) Regarding the status of acceptability, it is likely that Portillo is more socially-acceptable given his rôle on 'Daily Politics' which is denied to soya-based products."
skeet :
"no"

 

Comments on Portillo

BsGuyz
Date: 2008-02-05 19:07:24

Former right-wing Tory politician and Media luvvie Michael Portillo, fronted a program in the Horizon series entitled How To kill a Human Being. * However this was not to be any human being, but those unfortunate souls who make up the populations of the Death Rows that shamefully exist in those countries that still carry out capital punishm


champ_rock
Date: 2008-02-05 19:07:24

Former right-wing Tory politician and Media luvvie Michael Portillo, fronted a program in the Horizon series entitled How To kill a Human Being. * However this was not to be any human being, but those unfortunate souls who make up the populations of the Death Rows that shamefully exist in those countries that still carry out capital punishm


bhushna22
Date: 2008-02-05 19:07:24

It's a deeply shocking scene. Just ten seconds from unconsciousness and less than a minute from death, Michael Portillo has no idea he is in any danger at all."Put your oxygen mask back on or you will die," Meeuwsen says bluntly.


007c
Date: 2008-02-05 19:07:24

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Until a few months ago, Ben's Barber shop in central Phoenix was filled with Mexican, Salvadoran and Guatemalan clients seeking haircuts, tints and highlights. Now barber Benjamin Portillo and his hairdresser wife...




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