Our columnist is interviewing each of the Conservative leadership candidates on his LBC show – here’s the third.
Posts Tagged: Andrea Leadsom MP
Andrew Gimson’s leadership sketch: Harper warns that making and breaking another promise will put rocket boosters under Farage
Leadsom threw such caution to the winds and promised Britain will leave the EU on 31st October.
“Over the last three years, politics has failed dismally…Leaving the EU on the 31st of October is for me a hard red line.”
We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
We also have the result from yesterday evening’s ’92 Group hustings – in which Johnson scooped almost half the vote.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
The former Leader of the House responds to the ConHome audience.
ConHome’s snap leadership election survey. Johnson puts on ten points – and bestrides our table like a colossus
He is set to cakewalk this contest if his colleagues in the Commons put his name before the members.
Each week, we’ll be summarising the announcements made by those vying to succeed May as Prime Minister.
The vocation of the front-runner is not to mess up. And he hasn’t. Indeed, he has picked up support – and upped the pace.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
There is nobody else running in this contest who understands the EU quite as well as Andrea does.
Garvan Walshe: The Queen dragged into party politics. Or an election that risks a Marxist Government. Make your choice, hard Brexiteers.
Incrementalism might be the only way through Brexit. Gove appears to be toying with this very idea.
Now Malthouse withdraws from the leadership election. “There is an appetite for this contest to be over quickly.”
He leaves the field as the 1922 Committee agrees and announces rules for the conduct of the election.
There’s no majority in this Commons for anything. This Conservative contest is faltering because candidates won’t face that fact.
None are willing to admit that an election is likely, and set out how on earth they would win it with Brexit undelivered.