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Mark Wallace has been ConservativeHome's Executive Editor since May 2013. He has previously worked as Campaign Director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, Head of Media Relations for the Institute of Directors and as a communications consultant to various major UK companies.Follow @
The excuses have become dully predictable – we cannot allow this hatred itself to become a dully predictable party of everyday life, too.
The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
After glacial progress in dealing with vile racists, Corbyn’s team seem remarkably swift to move against someone accused of criticising the leader.
The list presents selectors with a wide range of experience and backgrounds to whittle down to the eventual shortlist.
“Very tense”, “a sellout” – Inside the Downing Street charm offensive to try to win Conservative activists’ support for Chequers
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
Stephen Hammond’s loss and Phillip Lee’s win. Full list of Conservatives who rebelled on Trade Bill amendments.
The presence of four Labour Leavers helped the UK to avoid a customs union – but their absence on a more minor amendment produced a Government defeat.
Grassroots rebellion – Downing Street is starting to realise the scale of Tory opposition to the Chequers plan
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
‘…the Brexit White Paper will inevitably put me in direct conflict with the views expressed by a large section of my constituents….’
Her strategy now relies on asking people to believe that she will not buckle any further – just at the very moment she has caused many to doubt her.
Lewis and Barwell host conference call to gauge anger at Chequers on the doorstep and among the grassroots
They’re right to ask the question. If the answer comes back that May’s plan is harming the Tory campaign machine and electoral prospects, what will they do?
The Prime Minister once promised that: “We are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. That’s not going to happen.”
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.