The union’s conference applauded speeches about the NHS not having enough money. Then voted to overstretch its resources even further.
The Opposition leader had pressed the Prime Minister over the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
In a low blow, the Scottish Nationalists pretend to back Hunt.
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The service is also available for those who are in debt and experiencing severe mental health issues.
Dom Morris: A National Welfare Council, uniting disparate departments and agencies, could greatly alleviate poverty
This strategic approach has brought sizeable benefits in the field of security, and could work for welfare, too.
The evidence suggests that what would most improve this terminal score is delivering Brexit – not a new leader.
Daniel Hannan: The Johnson tape, the Field incident. So much was said about both. But why the silence about the Kirklees arrests?
The investigation, after all, concerns the systematic rape of underage girls. The non-reaction to it says much about our culture and times.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
Further details to follow – but if you’re a Party activist here is some information for your diary about the second stage of the contest.
Holly Whitbread: Pod units are providing the homeless in Epping Forest with the emergency accommodation they need
This innovative solution is preferable to bed and breakfast accommodation. Residents who live in a pod can live more independently, cooking their own food.
“If you choose someone where there’s no trust, there’s going to be no negotiation, no deal…and quite possibly a general election.”
There are close to 100,000 people affected by terms that leave them with ground rent in excess of 0.1 per cent of their property. That means it is unsaleable.
The traditional media environment for Conservatives has deteriorated significantly, while social media encourages egomaniacs and the loudmouths.
“We must abandon the defeatism and negativity that has enfolded us in a great cloud for so long and to prepare confidently and seriously for a WTO or no deal outcome.”
Further details enclosed.
He’s right to challenge Johnson vigorously before the ballot papers go out. We need as much debate as possible.
Henry Newman: The Alternative Arrangements Commission offers the best route through the backstop problem
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
In so doing, he has the opportunity not only to deliver Brexit, serve his country – and make history.
The doorstep conversations were taking 15 or sometimes 20 minutes. This was absolutely necessary. We had to rebuild trust.
It’s right to protest against the UK rolling out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia. But don’t then invite Houthis to Parliament.
One Labour MP appears to be performing a dedicated Jeremy Corbyn tribute act by mimicking his foreign policy double standards.
Damian Flanagan: What drives the Conservatives’ underlying problems? For answers, ponder our exile from the cities of the north.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
The GATT XXIV plan – and why Brexiteers should pay the EU the compliment of taking its negotiating stance seriously.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
Johnson pledges ‘do or die, come what may’ Brexit on 31st October
‘Boris Johnson has issued a “do or die” pledge to leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31, prompting warnings that his strategy would plunge Britain into a general election and hand the keys of Number 10 to Jeremy Corbyn. Mr Johnson, attempting to relaunch his flagging Conservative leadership bid, doubled down on his hard Brexit strategy, announcing that his campaign would be chaired by leading Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith. The frontrunner to become the British prime minister made a series of proposals for a new Brexit deal — all of which have previously been categorically rejected by the EU — and warned that he would execute a no-deal exit if he failed to get his way. In one of a series of interviews, he told Talk Radio that Britain would leave the EU on October 31 “do or die, come what may” and vowed to rip up the EU withdrawal treaty, including the Irish backstop. The former foreign secretary also predicted that with the assistance of some “positive energy” the EU would agree to a standstill trade agreement while Britain negotiated a trade deal that resolved the Irish border issue.’ – FT
- The former Foreign Secretary hinted he might be willing to defy Parliament to do so – The Times
- He’s on the campaign trail – Daily Mail
- And tells Tory members in Sutton Coldfield the NHS needs more money and reform – The Guardian
- They couldn’t muzzle him forever – Quentin Letts, The Times
- The EU attacks his plan as ‘bullsh*t’ – The Sun
- He can get it over the line – Liam Halligan, Daily Telegraph
- Remoaners’ bitter loathing of him is remarkable – The Sun Says
- Fullbrook appointed as the campaign’s chief executive – FT
- Duncan Smith is the chairman – Daily Mail
- Claims of strains and frustrations in the campaign team – Daily Mail
- If he blows it, Brexiteers won’t forgive easily – Leo McKinstry, Daily Telegraph
- Johnson says he paints model buses to relax – The Guardian
- Davey apologises for call to ‘decapitate that blond head’ – The Guardian
>Today: ToryDiary: Meanwhile, the Conservative poll rating is at under a quarter of the vote
- James Frayne’s column: Lessons we are learning during this leadership contest
- WATCH: “My pledge is to come out of the EU at Halloween on 31 October, ” declares Johnson.
Hunt criticises ‘fake deadline’, and implies his rival is not sufficiently trusted to secure a deal
‘Speaking after a war of words with his Conservative leadership rival, whom Hunt branded a coward for turning down a debate with him on Sky News on Tuesday night, Hunt said 31 October was a “fake deadline” and could lead to a snap general election… He made the comments after Johnson wrote to him asking him to commit to taking the UK out of the EU on 31 October come what may. Hunt said he believed that would be “more likely to trip us into a general election before we’ve delivered Brexit, and that would hand the keys to Jeremy Corbyn and then we’d have no Brexit at all”. Hunt said he believed a new prime minister would know soon whether a new deal was possible. “If there isn’t and if no deal is still on the table I’ve been very clear. I will leave the European Union without a deal,” he said. “But I’m not going to do that if there’s a prospect of a better deal and if I did it, it would be with a heavy heart, because businesses up and down the country would face a lot of destruction.”…“Who is the person that we trust to send to Brussels on behalf of the British people and come back with a deal, and that has to be someone that they trust, that they’re prepared to talk to, because in the end you don’t do a deal with someone you don’t trust,” he said. Hunt said he was not trying to paint his rival as untrustworthy.’ – The Guardian
- At last, there is a clear dividing line between the candidates – Daily Telegraph Leader
- ‘I have been waiting for this moment for 30 years of my life’ – The Times
- The Foreign Secretary is emphasising his seriousness, but is that a virtue his party values? – Rafael Behr, The Guardian
- To be in with a chance, Hunt must create Jeremania – Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
- He backs an auto-enrolment scheme to fund social care for the elderly – The Sun
- And now ‘cannot envisage any situation’ in which the UK joins the US in war against Iran – Daily Mail
- Hunt bans the sale of tear gas to Hong Kong – The Times
>Today: Benedict Rogers on Comment: Character, values and dignity. Why I am voting for Hunt.
>Yesterday: WATCH: Hunt suggests that only he can deliver Brexit – not Johnson
Leaving the EU would allow the Government to cut the price of beer in pubs, Norman notes
‘Brexit could make pub beer cheaper by giving the UK more freedom over alcohol taxes, a minister has claimed. Jesse Norman said EU law did not currently allow the Government to levy different rates in pubs to those in supermarkets. Speaking during a Commons debate he said Brexit would provide ‘much greater opportunity to explore creative proposals to redress the balance’. ‘Beer and breweries are an important part of our national life, and the same is of course true for that essential accompaniment, the great British pub,’ he told MPs.’ – Daily Mail
- Fox urges businesses to invest in ‘golden opportunity’ – Daily Telegraph
- Irish finance minister believes No Deal would cost the Republic 85,000 jobs – FT
- Article 24 of GATT is a fantasy – FT Leader
- Everybody needs to be honest about No Deal – The Times Leader
- Raab calls Stewart’s bluff over threat to vote down the government – Daily Telegraph
- Writer calls for Dad’s Army to be ‘retired’ because it makes people pro-Brexit – The Sun
- The trouble is, she’s serious – Christopher Hart, Daily Mail
- The green targets that have just been waved through make No Deal look cheap – Christopher Snowdon, Daily Telegraph
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