“ You may hold up your dirty hands against me, but I’ll still be the MP tomorrow”.In the election the following year the workers waved placards saying “No Dirty Hands” and Bruce was defeated.
There a bit of resemblance to the TV debate between the two contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Parties as it only 160,000 members of that Party that can vote, because whoever wins is likely to become Prime Minister.
Of course the final say of who gets into Number 10, and the winner will have to convince our head of state , (a hereditary monarch) Elizabeth 11.
She could of course (under advise) come to the conclusion that neither can command a working majority in the commons and call a General election.
Unlikely but not impossible.
In the meantime those of us with "Dirty Hands" are expected to only sit and watch and wonder which one of the two EX Public Schoolboys is the least worst option.