For the most part, those in SW1 don’t actually set out to deceive the public. The trouble is – they deceive themselves.
Posts Tagged: UKIP
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?
“We have laid out six key Brexit tests that we feel need to be met to ensure that we get the kind of Brexit that people voted for last year.”
Tory voters on the Devon coast show no sign of being worried by the manifesto muddle, nor is there a Liberal Democrat revival.
Lord Ashcroft: My election model’s probabilities currently suggest a potential Conservative majority of 162
Labour do less well when figures are based on information about who has probably turned out to vote are used. The party’s turnout, then, will be crucial to the result.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
Leaving the EU matters, but it shouldn’t drive out other important issues entirely.
Brexit magnifies the question of leadership, and is giving May a decisive advantage over Corbyn.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
Tina Stowell: The question that voters are asking in this election is – who’s with us, and who’s against us?
Last June’s Brexit vote had less to do with EU membership than a wider discontent with how Britain is governed.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
Phillip Broughton is standing for the Party in Hartlepool, historically one of their electoral strongholds.
Douglas Carswell: Those posh left-wing people who get on the BBC have helped drive UKIP voters to the Conservatives
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.