The Staggers 5 October 2009 Lansley's latest gaffe Senior Tory declares: "I think we're really going to win" Print HTML From the Conservative conference The gaffe-prone Andrew Lansley has done it again. At the start of his speech this afternoon, the shadow health secretary declared: I'm looking forward to 2010. We've got the team, we've got the captain . . . I think we're really going to win this time. But you know, I'm not just thinking about the World Cup, I'm thinking about the general election. Lansley's casual triumphalism is the antithesis of the sober, businesslike attitude that David Cameron has encouraged his party to adopt. This year, after Lansley let slip the Conservative plan to cut public spending by 10 per cent in most Whitehall departments, a source in Cameron's office told ConservativeHome that "no one is unsackable . . . [Lansley] will not be forgiven another gaffe." After this latest gaffe, it's even more likely that Lansley will follow Alan Duncan out of the shadow cabinet before the election. › The Tory right shows its muscle George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Autumn Statement 2015: George Osborne abandons his target We don't need to build more prisons - we need to send fewer people there Can Trident be hacked?