Local Conservative candidates bear the brunt of the Prime Minister’s failure to fulfil her Brexit pledge. Her decision to work with Corbyn was the last straw.
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Occasionally, though, we need to recognise warning signs – and they is in those areas where politicians’ control and the peoples’ attitudes truly overlap.
After three decades as a Tory activist, this Prime Minister and this Government have pushed me too far.
I have had doors slammed in my face and been called a traitor. But I keep promoting a positive, localised Conservative message.
I have spent 30 years working to restore our national independence. I’m not prepared to drop out now, not when we are so close to success.
Mass petitions, proposed constitutional changes, emergency and alternative No Confidence ballots…but will anything work?
Now, the best option for the Prime Minister is to try to work with Labour. Unless, of course, her backbench critics rethink.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
“Our position hasn’t changed – we think that the public came to a clear position in 2016 with both parties saying that the decision would be final.”
“We’ve gone up from about 17,000 to about almost 30,000 members and what I’m getting back is that these are ordinary decent people.”
“They’re happy to use the phrase “Grand Wizard” – KKK is what it evokes to me, and the Deep South.”
“I always campaign for Conservative candidates but I absolutely do not want to campaign on the Euro election ticket.”
“Look at it now, and look at it how it was between 2010 and 2015…now the Conservative Party is in hoc to the DUP.”
The polling and leadership election crisis stories raises three questions for both to ponder.