I do not expect references to Dungeons & Dragons in op-ed pieces in The Times. I certainly do not expect ones quite as detailed and tangental (and possibly referring to a computer game version). It may explain exactly what is wrong with the Tory party today if …

So from Alice Miles’s fantasy grab bag of an article on the Tory Leadership contest “Harry and the half-baked ideas

A member of Cameron’s campaign team compares the contest thus far, the process of trying to pick off votes, to a game of Dungeons and Dragons: You’ve injured the Demon Spider; now you must see if you can extract enough poison from its poison sacs, without hurting yourself, to take you through to the next round where you will need the poison to ward off the creatures of the Underdark.

Yes, I imagine the Tory party leadership contest is EXACTLY like that.