The general election was a perfect storm for our Party in this part of the world, but looking ahead I think there are grounds for optimism.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2017
In 2011 the now-Shadow Chancellor praised a mob attack on Conservative headquarters. That is a much better reflection of his true nature.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May displays enough fighting spirit to show her position is not hopeless
The Prime Minister played the adult to Corbyn’s grumpy teenager.
Iain Duncan Smith: My message to Tory colleagues. The Prime Minister stands between Britain and Corbyn. So let’s get behind her.
If we look into the abyss, we will find it looks back at us – clad in a cropped grey beard and a Lenin hat and dressed in Marxist ideology.
Even in an age where institutional attachments run shallow, too many young people are coming to share a deep-seating dislike of our Party.
MPs need to work better at sharing intelligence about local concerns. We can win with a message of hope.
It is worth looking at where we were successful, and what went right, in the hope we can replicate that, and secure better success at the next general election.
A serious proposal to address the crisis was given the false label “Dementia Tax”
Bit by bit and blunder by blunder, I watched CCHQ pull the rug from under our candidate.
EU leaders care less about the result than many in Britain think. They are used to leading minority governments, and just want to get on with the talks.
One headteacher I spoke to, who normally vote Conservatives, had a dodgy boiler at her school and no means of replacing it.
This election has found the next generation as committed to spending other people’s money as their elders. This will catch up with them in the end.
We saw some huge swings in this ‘People’s Republic’ and we’re now second in every seat but one.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
Garvan Walshe: This election has brought Putin’s prize – a Far Left-led Britain – too close for comfort
It is now necessary to consider a strong and structured security partnership with the EU that would withstand the rule of Russia’s useful idiot.