In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
Posts Tagged: Nick Timothy
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
He would be averse to leaving without a deal, but even more alarmed by the idea of taking any course of action which risked breaking the Tory Party into fragments.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
It was May’s best conference speech as Conservative leader. But her One Nation pitch could be too late to save her.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.
The pledge to strengthen police powers on stop and search marks another break with his predecessor as Home Secretary, Theresa May.
Robert Halfon: Do Barwell’s bean-counters lack the vision to see why Tories must campaign for social justice?
Plus: why John Bald is wrong to be critical on this site of the Education Select Committee’s report on school exclusions.
The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
Much of the establishment now accepts that Islamist ideology must be named and challenged. But this view doesn’t seem to be held by the new DPP.
As a split in the Conservative Party finally threatens for real, May must explain why and when she backed off mutual recognition.
If no deal is better than a bad one, the sum of this policy is certainly a bad deal. Tory leavers now face a bleak choice.
Grieve may have backed off yesterday, but the Government backed down. May now risks losing control of her Brexit policy altogether.