Once we’re no longer sending the proceeds to Brussels, the Government can invest in education and social care without asking more from the taxpayer.
Posts Tagged: Tory Manifesto 2017
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.
The crucial difference between a non-win this month and the win in 2015 was the failure of the Tory machine
May won five per cent more of the vote than Cameron did two years ago. The margin between having a majority and not having one was performance in marginal seats.
Lord Ashcroft’s research suggests where the party performed poorly or badly on June 8: among women, younger voters and Remain supporters.
Nicky Morgan: The choice before us as the Queen’s Speech looms. Adapt to our new circumstances – or hand power to the far left
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
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.
Michelle Lowe: Social care. May ducking TV debates. Fox hunting. What sank our candidacies in the West Midlands.
We also suffered from CCHQ’s campaigning techniques. Only 50 per cent of our targets we planning to back us. We were knocking up Corbynites.
Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
Conservative MPs do not believe that May can lead them into the next election. Nor, reluctantly, do we.
The Party is damned if she goes quickly, and damned if she doesn’t. And, all the while, the threat of a no confidence challenge hangs over her head.
May understands Britain’s divisions, and has been working to address them. The campaign, however, failed to get her positive plan for the future across.
Today’s choice is between a woman who has grasped the scale and sweep of Brexit, and a man who has spent his entire career cuddling up to Britain’s enemies.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: Is the Prime Minister right that responsibilities conflict with – and outweigh – rights?
The Conservative Party has long been the natural home of libertarians and classical liberals. That relationship might be about to get less comfortable.
A free vote on repeal gives legislators the opportunity to review the impact of the fox hunting ban. No wonder the law’s supporters are nervous.