Rebels with a cause: can Dominic Grieve and Anne Milton triumph on Thursday?

Both candidates have thrown themselves against the party machinery that was formerly their own

By John Maier  

Dominic Grieve pictured earlier this year. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

The battle for Beaconsfield has now become an air campaign. One of Dominic Grieve’s electors has taken it upon himself to launch a 20-foot blimp into the sky above the constituency. On one side of the blimp is written “Out with Grieve,” on the other simply “Brexit.” Only, recently, following speculation that this high-flown intervention might be violating campaign spending law, its owner has taken to floating and then quickly lowering it at intervals. What an overripe image…

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