We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Posts Tagged: Jeremy Corbyn MP
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Throughout the Cold War there were many good people on the Left who held to what was right. Then there were people like Corbyn and Milne.
Every time we put the other side on the back foot and expose their inaccuracies to those middle-ground voters, we damage the credibility of all their messages.
Robert Halfon: Three big Conservative achievements. Better schools, more apprenticeships – and help for lower paid people.
Of course, mistakes are made, and governments get things wrong – but there is also a duty to make sure that the good gets out into the public sphere too.
Thomas Kerr: My mission as a Tory councillor in one of the poorest parts of Glasgow – the first there in a century.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
A brief glance at this month’s findings to date helps to explain why Tory MPs have been resisting media and some internal pressure for a leadership challenge.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
In his second piece on Higher Education, the former Universities Minister looks at how they might be tweaked – and why the alternatives are reactionary, expensive or both.
“This is a Government that is actually protecting police budgets,” the Prime Minister insisted, while the Labour leader alleged the opposite.
We are likely to get a deal with something for everyone – a ‘softish’ Brexit with May-style immigration controls. But the longer-term offers great opportunities.
Peter Franklin: “Allowing expansion where it’s needed will mean some building on the green belt.” An open letter to Dominic Raab.
“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”
The clock is ticking on the Brexit negotiations and spreading confusion in this manner will only undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiating hand.
Nicholas Daniels: I’ve seen African dictators wreck their countries. Corbyn must be stopped from doing the same to Britain.
I was drawn to work here by the values which I believe can help a struggling economy become more productive: autonomy, hard work, and enterprise.