The Tory chairman, James Cleverly (50) was ’empty chaired’ by Sky News host Kay Burley after declining an interview
And in a bizarre surreal twist, the empty chair performed so well. He is now being considered to replace the MP for Braintree and become Tory Party Chairman.
James Cleverly refused to take part in a last-minute interview with Sky News’ Kay Burley despite being “just 15ft away” as he was not booked
“That’s when I stood into the fold”, the elegant Black leather upholstered and stainless steel framed office chair (54) remarked, “Deflecting the first question by defending the likening Jeremy Corbyn (70) to Stalin (141), by the prime minister (55) was a doddle. I just sat there with a blank expression, trying to look as blank as possible. I just channeled Dominic Raab (45, Black Belt) for that one”
Kay Burley then listed several issues she would have raised including the insensitive comments by Tory MP Andrew Bridgen (55) and Jacob Rees-Mogg (50, yes really 50) on the Grenfell Tragedy
“They were all perfectly valid questions to ask the incumbent Chair of the Conservative Party, should he lower himself to appear on Sky News”, the piece of classic Italian styled contemporary office furniture responded, “I think I managed to not answer any of those questions as well as Grant Shapps (51, odious) would not have done”
James Cleverly has defended himself by stating that he was never booked on Sky News and that at the time, he was being interviewed on TalkRadio
“Given a choice between being interviewed by a sympathetic Daily Telegraph journalist, Julia Hartley-Brewer (51) on Talk Radio, with its 340,000 listeners, or getting a mauling from Kay Burley on Sky News with its 1.5M viewers, the choice was obvious”, the Chair went onto add, “Although I know several senior MPs who would’ve gone for the mauling from Ms Burley. I took a bullet for Team Boris and what better candidate for next Tory Party Chair than an actual chair”.