Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Gimson
What counts most is opposition to a Bill or to parts of it. And most Tory criticisms of the EU Withdrawal Bill aren’t coming from the Brexiteers.
Next Tory leader. A YouGov poll echoes ConHome’s survey result: Davis first, Johnson second, and none of the above beating both.
These are early days. But, on these findings, it isn’t worth commissioning expensive polls when one can simply read our survey each month for free.
Instead of trying to work out what the general election result will be, it might be useful to try to work out what the Conservatives think it will be.
Successful Singapore is simply copying what previous Conservative governments have done – namely, to deliver directly hundreds of thousands of new houses.
To date, May has been able to junk, water down or delay Cameron’s agenda with little blowback. The Budget NICs furore may change all that.
The OBR’s assessment is “consistent with a range of possible outcomes that we can keep under review in future forecasts”. In other words, it’s sorry – but it hasn’t a clue.
A note of thanks and appreciation from the Editor.
Iain Dale: Hunt and Morgan on the one side, and the Vote Leave campaign on the other, make idiots of themselves over the EU
Plus: The steel crisis. Trump’s abortion atrocity. Nick Watt, denied a Guardian promotion by political correctness. And: I leave ConHome to write for Momentum.
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor will undoubtedly now be brooding about means of getting the Home Secretary out of the Home Office.
Hague’s great achievement. The 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act takes place next week.
It deserves to be honoured as part of the great tradition of Conservative social reforming legislation.
There’s no case for barring opinion polls in the run-up to an election – and, with them, our very own Seer of Seers and Prognosticator of Prognosticators…
The Conservative campaign needs some warmth, uplift and outreach. That means focus on what helped Thatcher and Macmillan to win elections – housing.
This resulted in one Las Vegas stripper taking on multiple 30-year mortgage loans. What a body she must have possessed.
Chumocracy, long working hours and horrendous social media abuse all contribute, he tells the BBC’s Daily Politics.