The cat of Tory tax rises has fewer than nine lives. Especially if these breach manifesto pledges and are generationally unfair.
Posts Tagged: Batley and Spen
With a Batley teacher still in hiding, the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion equates drawings with public vandalism.
After three by-elections and before tomorrow’s Covid announcement, here are five big challenges for Johnson
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
“They should be wiping the floor with us in seats like this. They just aren’t”, he argues.
Robert Halfon: Nearly a million white working-class disadvantaged pupils don’t and can’t have white privilege
The term pits one group against another and does more to damage race relations than enhance them.
There is a back story to how it has come to issue a leaflet that takes sides in the dispute between India and Pakistan.
Iain Dale: Starmer is right to appoint one of Blair’s former advisers. But if other MPs can’t see that, Labour are doomed.
Plus: I’ll admit that I didn’t see the Lib Dem victory coming. And: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
David Gauke: Chesham and Amersham. Yes, a realignment is taking place in British politics. But it is likely to happen slowly.
Plus: Why Johnson will end lockdown in July, but is to blame for maintaining it. And: Labour. Seen as too anti-Semitic in some places… not enough in others.
Iain Dale: The student said men are physically stronger than women. Now she’s been referred to the Student Disciplinary Board.
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
Labour voters make Kim Leadbeater, sister of Jo Cox, early favourite in the Batley and Spen by-election
They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.