War room Tories take aim... at each other

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

THERESA MAY’S Elec­tion guru Lyn­ton Crosby and fel­low Aus­tralian cam­paigner Mark Tex­tor had a novel way of keep­ing spirits up at Tory HQ.

They bought a Nerf gun – a toy weapon that fires foam darts. Their chief tar­get was a large card­board cut-out of Jeremy Cor­byn that Crosby had placed in the of­fice. Some­times, though, they would take aim at col­leagues on the other side of the war room.

Af­ter a pe­riod of sus­tained at­tack, Rob Ox­ley, the Tory head of press, bought an­other Nerf gun so that he and his team could re­turn fire. Staffers on desks be­tween the two sides would have to take cover as am­mu­ni­tion flew over­head.

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