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Two more associations in target seats, both won from Labour in 2010 only to be lost again last year, have chosen their would-be MPs.
The magazine has taken a break from conspicuous consumption to blunder instead through the world of history and economics.
The Khashoggi case shows that the UK’s alliance with Saudi Arabia serves neither our interests nor our values
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
It would be shameful if the independent inquiry into bullying in the House of Commons was obscured by political infighting.
Selection news: Peterborough shortlist revealed, and the first London seats open for candidate applications
Plus: the postponed selection processes in Darlington and Wirral West have been restarted. And: Ryan Henson selected in Bedford.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Ashers Bakery. Politicians should do their job rather than force courts to arbitrate on conflicting rights
If MPs want to take the plaudits for creating such laws, they must also take the responsibility of defining their limits.
Updated, plus: the results of four recent contests in target seats – Bishop Auckland, Bristol North West, Crewe and Nantwich, and Ipswich.
The prospect of millions of families losing out financially makes ministers jittery – as, presumably, those briefing the press intend.
“Austerity” has been blurred and misused as a term. If everyone takes its end as a promise of whatever they fancy, it will soon get costly and risky.
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
The chairs of the 1922 Policy Boards are joined by a range of MPs and peers, all of whom will aid Skidmore’s work.
Cllr Mark Weston, Simon Jupp and Kirsty Finlayson compete tonight for a shot at regaining Charlotte Leslie’s former constituency.
Plus: Should the Prime Minister resign? If so, when? What will the result of the next election be? How are Cabinet ministers performing?