If he wants to rejoin the Conservatives, he should be readmitted. But that’s not to say that he should be the candidate in Clacton in 2020.
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Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.
“A stronger economy.” “A fairer society.” (Heard that one before?) May’s speech to the Conservative Spring Forum: full text
“We are now the Party of the new centre-ground..Rejecting Labour’s socialist left, UKIP’s libertarian right, and the divisive nationalisms of Plaid Cymru and the SNP.”
In the short-term, this editorship unleashes a clowder of cats in the Conservative dovecot. In the longer, the move looks like a step nearer Westminster’s exit door.
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
Only a constitutional referendum lock, safeguarded by the Queen, can protect us from the left-wing coalition that could take power in 2020.
Little wonder, then, that almost three-quarters of them are opposed to Theresa May seeking a snap election.
Nadhim Zahawi: It isn’t UKIP that stands to gain from the collapse of Labour. It’s the Conservatives.
The “People’s Army” is an unpopular party and an unattractive brand. They always have been, and Brexit has changed nothing.
“The SNP play politics as though it were a game. But politics is not a game.” May’s speech to the Scottish Conservatives: full text
“People in Scotland deserve a First Minister who is focused on their priorities – raising standards in education, taking care of the health service, reforming criminal justice.”
Scotland, independence – and our survey finding. Are Conservative Party members Just About Unionist?
Our findings certainly reveal a soft underbelly of English nationalist sentiment.
James Frayne: After Copeland, May should plan to cull posh southern Ministers – and promote northerners
Voters in seats outside London and the South-East need to be forced to think about the Tories in a different way.
Your views below, please.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.