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The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost!) True Stories from the Heart of British Politics

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I know exactly what he means: there is a perception of media and political elites as operating on a higher plane, and it’s absolutely warped, but I’m not sure it’s about London – isn’t it about class? View image in fullscreen ‘We had these baronesses, lords and millionaires coming in to the gym where I was a personal trainer. They currently hold the Conservative Party conference 'WKD Blue Challenge' title, after decimating Ken Clarke's infamous seven bottle record which had stood for thirteen years. The Secret Tory reached the end of its natural life, but there is more to come, I feel certain; Morris is not a man who goes home before he has achieved his objective. He went to the University of Manchester to study comparative religion, moving to London in his late 20s, “because Ellie was there”.

Encouraged by the Times columnist and author Caitlin Moran, who was one of his gym clients, he turned his next Twitter persona into a book, The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost! I kept thinking: ‘You’re sitting in the House of Lords and I can run rings around you in an argument if I have to. View image in fullscreen ‘Everyone seems to be preoccupied with my mullet’ … Morris at his home in Wales.Nobody was in any doubt that it was parody, but somehow, between the dense and granular detail, and the playful, insidery tone, people thought he was very close to the action; a special adviser, maybe?

That sense intensified after he first started his Twitter account, a parody of the Conservative MP Mark Francois, which he did “desperately hoping that some of these Tories have got more about them, but they’re really not very bright”.Since its inception in 2019, the account – which now has nearly 200,000 followers – has been the focus of magnetised speculation: “Retired anonymous Conservative MP, part-time arms dealer” was how he described himself, though everyone knew that wasn’t real-real.

The one objective is to destroy the Tories; amplify their ludicrous behaviour and turn it into comedy by making it grotesque.The bestselling Diary of a Secret Tory MP lifts the lid on one of the biggest periods of upheaval in recent memory (certainly since Nick Clegg broke George Osbourne's printer at the treasury) - the last twelve months of British politics. My dad is very clever, he has a lot of varied interests, both my parents have, which they seem to have passed on to me. Surprisingly literate, The Secret Tory is also behind the trenchant and insightful Papua New Guinea Courier, also available via his twitter page.

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