We are citizens of one of the safest countries in the world, and a genuine intelligence and security superpower.
Yesterday’s meeting between the Prime Minister and the 1922 Committee Executive seems to have been decisive in Labour’s move to end the talks.
The timetable for her departure as Conservative leader will be “agreed” after the Second Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
Both have chosen people with previous experience of their constituencies, which will stand them in good stead in the event of an early election.
The new Solicitor General and FCO/DfID minister are both sensible choices, which might say more about the Prime Minister’s position than her judgement.
“Populism of left and right poses enormous risks to this country’s prosperity.” Gauke’s speech to Onward – full text
“The disenchantment of the traditional working class with the left clearly creates an opportunity for the right.”
From Universal Credit, to Mid-Life MOTs and the National Retraining Scheme, we are building a modern system of social and career support.
“We no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as Prime Minister”. The special National Convention motion. Full text.
The meeting will take place in central London on June 15. The motion has been signed by more than the required 65 Association Chairmen.
Barwell quits Croydon Conservatives WhatsApp group, saying “I have had enough” of attacks on the Prime Minister
May’s Chief of Staff objected strongly to seeing Tory activists subject his boss to criticism “of the kind I would expect from our worst opponents”.
And Labour are also net losers on a dire election day for the two main parties – with the Euro-poll to come.
Local elections 1) Results summary. Tories down by 43 councils, Labour down by six, LibDems up by eleven.
The Conservatives gain three councils, shed far more – and councillor losses have now breached the 1000 barrier. The worst end of CCHQ expectations.
Local elections 2) The contest with Labour. A mixed bag for the Opposition to the very end. They gain Gravesham.
They’ll bank what good news they can get, but net losses of councillors and authorities is not what they had hoped for.
Local elections 3) The contest with the Lib Dems – their revival has come far more at the expense of the Conservatives than of Labour
The Lib Dems have made net gains of 400 seats, so far.
Local elections 4) The minor parties: Greens surge, UKIP collapse, localists and independents thrive
Could the absence of the Brexit Party explain in part the enormous increase in the number of ‘Others’ being returned?
Yes, you did. May is “concerned by the manner in which you have engaged with this investigation”. Her letter.
The implication of the letter is that the former Defence Secretary withheld evidence from Mark Sedwill’s leak inquiry.