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Posts by Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott is Chief Executive of Conservative Way Forward and a former CCHQ staffer.Follow @
Paul Abbott: The scandal of the Stockwell Bus Garage – and why we must build on brownfield land to get the homes we need
These two acres are used as an overnight cleaning shack – with no housing on top of it. Nothing. Zilch. Not a square metre of living room: just thin air.
The BMA is a trade union that uses public pressure to bargain for higher wages. I don’t begrudge you that. But NHS reforms have to be fair to patients, too.
Paul Abbott: Starvation. Cannibalism. Millions dead. The horror of the communism which Corbyn’s spin master praised
Meanwhile, the country endured not only Stalingrad and Stalino, but also Stalinabad, Stalinsk, Stalinogorsk, Stalinskoye, Stalinski, Staliniri & Mount Stalin.
Those opposing the step must specify their alternative proposals – £4.4 billion of extra taxes or debt would be unacceptable.
Paul Abbott: Ride-sharing! Pavement stops! Fixed timetables! The shocking story of the rise of the big red London bus
Picture the objections from the hackney carriage PR-men! Perhaps if Sadiq Khan had been alive to see such news, he would have raised a formal objections in Parliament.
Labour is the Party of the queue. Do you want to send your daughter to the best local school? Tough. Do you want a new home for your family? Tough.
Many young candidates face serious financial hardship trying to campaign fulltime in marginal constituencies.
There’s a lot of focus on Corbyn’s personality and Labour’s policies. But it’s worth taking an exacting look at the condition of the party on the ground.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld – if he existed – would no doubt have raised an expensive glass of schnapps to Comrade Corbyn, from the avuncular gloom of his volcano base.
Plus: We need to care more for our candidates post-election. And: A recruiting brainwave from Conor Burns.
Looking at long lines of miserable British people awaiting one handout or another, he fired back: “The socialist dream is no longer Utopia, but Queue-topia!”
We need a bigger Conservative movement, and I believe we should build it using the only economic system that really works – private enterprise.
The Kennedy plan set out on this site could work. It would further professionalise our campaigning, while enhancing the local democracy that our Party depends on.
Paul Abbott: Selecting Parliamentary candidates. We need to get the process going now – while Labour is in chaos
50 “nominated campaigners” should be deployed immediately in Opposition-held seats, to build up local Conservative champions behind enemy lines.