Reading and reflection really helps me get a perspective on what is going on, whether in my own constituency or in the country more broadly.
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The Corporation is so obsessed with its own worldview as to have excluded the millions of women who vote Conservative from the documentary.
Iain Dale: The way the BBC and Sky News behave, you’d think we are the only country in the world with a second wave
Plus: Free school meals, Pointless Celebrities, Bower’s book And: “Did the honourable lady just call me scum?” Your chance to drink to that.
Plus: virtual conferences are the way of the future. America’s vice-presidential debate worked. And: Fox deserved better from his WTO campaign.
Iain Dale: Covid-19. There is no good reason why the arts sector should get a billion pound bailout while coach operators do not
Plus: If Johnson goes soon, it will be of his volition. And: these presidential debates are a train crash for America.
Iain Dale: Cameron – blamed by Remainers, scorned by Leavers. But in many ways, he changed the country for good.
Plus: Publishing diaries – do you keep in all the salacious details, or take some out to avoid upsetting people? Sasha Swire takes route one.
Iain Dale: How many Cabinet members would make your fantasy Cabinet? I count five. And it gets worse…
Plus: incompetence, resignations, non-resignations, reputations, my holiday, Any Questions and Finkelstein’s book.
Iain Dale: Beware, Sunak. Australia was promised green jobs, but got greenhorn workers instead. Plus injuries and deaths.
How its mass insulation scheme went wrong. Plus: let Politics Live thrive, Cummings travel, and ask yourself: why can’t we all just get along?
Iain Dale: Which Starmer will we get as Labour’s new leader this weekend? Radical Starmer? Or Safety First Starmer?
For his Shadow Cabinet, I would choose media friendly spokespeople, and back them up with deputies more on the policy wonkish side of things.
Plus: The ups and downs of Johnson’s broadcast. Poor A & figures. Conservative and Labour no shows. And: what to give a woman at Christmas.
Iain Dale: Johnson is in a position to win an election – and may not get another chance to do so for quite some time
Plus: I have the right to speak my mind about Liverpool. Plus: am I a true Conservative?
William Hay offers a well-researched and welcome antidote to the reactionary caricature of Peterloo mythology.
Robert Halfon: A second referendum would be an insult to the people, a stunt worthy of a banana republic
Plus: Why it’s unfair to misrepresent Poland’s history; and the joy of a good book and a large cigar.
Plus: Crunch point on Brexit. Farewell to Biteback. Bannon’s loose tongue and persistent loyalty. And: face to face with Jacqui Smith.
Claire Ainsley: There is a new working class, with different political concerns and motivations from the old
Understanding what makes these voters tick could be key to the outcome of the next election. No party can afford to ignore them.