Alex could have done a lot of things...if he was smart enough to do it. There are folks stating he does not represent them, which is true...unless you signed his petition IMO. I did not.
Law number 4 of the "48 laws of power" states, "always say less than is necessary". Alex is one of those guys that will motor mouth himself and everyone else with him off a cliff.
Like Piers or not (I'll take not), we cannot underestimate his intelligence, that's a mistake.