Having misjudged their message, their methods, and their moment, it is astonishing the extent to which the self-styled moderates squandered their resources.
Posts Tagged: Anna Soubry MP
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
It’s time to grasp the real message of the 2016 referendum: that universal suffrage has been a mistake of historic proportions.
The former RAF Squadron Leader has already begun the campaign he is calling ‘The Battle of Broxtowe’ .
When Letwin and Watson are on the same page, we should all study the book very carefully.
The former Conservative MPs who have lost the Whip all abstain on the Tory attempt to force an election
Ian Austin and Ivan Lewis, former Labour MPs, both of whom tore into Jeremy Corbyn during the debate, voted with the Government
Ex-Tory MPs split three ways on the question of compelling advisers to publish private correspondence
Seven voted for Grieve’s motion, six voted against, and the remaining eight did not vote.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Johnson’s August 2) Finding support among opposition MPs – or at least trying to – before any no confidence vote
There are now 15 independents, plus the Change UK factions and a smattering of pro-Brexit rebel Labour MPs.
ConservativeHome’s leadership election panel. “The next Tory leader’s task is to fashion a home for “decent populists”
Each week, our panel of John O’Sullivan, Rachel Wolf, Trevor Phillips, Tim Montgomerie and Marcus Roberts will analyse and assess what’s happening.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
No strategic judgement, no grassroots depth, no clear command structure, no unifying belief system, and a bunch of fractious personalities make for big trouble.
“She is a Johnson, they have a bit of a history of saying stuff”.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
‘Liberal democracy’ is not an inevitable combination. Nor, it seems, is it necessarily a sustainable one.