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Posts Tagged: Theresa May MP
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
If promising a social care cap hasn’t closed the issue down, it might yet be necessary to specify the upper limit
If it keeps coming up on the doorstep, the same might be needed for the level of means-testing Winter Fuel Payments.
Lord Ashcroft: “Sturgeon still keeps banging on about independence”. My general election focus groups from Scotland.
For most of those considering a change of parties, this left one viable option: “I hate to say it, but the Tories.”
For the most part, those in SW1 don’t actually set out to deceive the public. The trouble is – they deceive themselves.
Iain Dale: Reducing net immigration to the tens of thousands? It will never happen. And it shouldn’t.
Plus: A diplomatic success for Trump. A Love Actually moment, please, from May. And: has anyone seen Diane Abbott?
“I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.”
Troops deployed. No MPs to probe Ministers. Temperer set to continue. No normal campaigning. We enter No Man’s Land.
The combination of a terror atrocity, mass deployment of troops, an election campaign and no legislature takes us into unchartered waters.
Five thousand armed soldiers are deployed on Britain’s streets as the terror threat level is raised to “critical”
This highest of five threat levels means that “an attack is expected imminently”. They are set not by the Prime Minister, but by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre.
These terrorists are fanatics – not just “losers”. Or simply “evil”. Until we grasp this, we won’t beat them.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.
WATCH: May – “I ask everybody to be vigilant, and support the police as they go about their important work.”
Plus, read the full text of the Prime Minister’s statement on the heightened threat level and deployment of troops.
WATCH: May’s full Manchester statement – “This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice”
“The spirit of Britain has never been broken, and will never be broken.”
The Prime Minister has suspended her election campaign. COBRA met at 9am this morning.
Iain Duncan Smith: It is better to face the social care crisis head-on than to dump the costs onto our children
The Prime Minister has shown determination and boldness – and the alternative is enormous tax increases under Corbyn.
Tory voters on the Devon coast show no sign of being worried by the manifesto muddle, nor is there a Liberal Democrat revival.