In both countries, the votes of both Labour and especially the Conservatives have been squeezed between the Brexiteers and the separatists.
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They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Nicky Morgan: Our country needs One Nation Toryism more than ever. And we will measure leadership candidates against its ideals.
I am clear that if the Party decides to focus its appeal mainly towards Brexit Party supporters, our demise will be swift.
A hectic schedule of hustings should be held. The public should be welcomed in – and proceedings broadcast on social media.
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Don’t imagine that the Party could be pushed into single figures in a national poll and then bounce back to beat Labour a few months later.
Andrea Gee: I’m standing in this Euro-election in Scotland to help deliver Brexit – and defy Sturgeon
The solution to the challenges we face doesn’t lie in burying our heads in the sand or in jumping ship to another party.
These Tory leadership candidates haven’t grasped the scale of the collapse of confidence in their party
No one has a prayer of bringing voters back to the Party if they don’t get on their knees and beg for forgiveness from the electorate.
Henry Newman: The Tory poll collapse is nothing to do with May’s Withdrawal Agreement. MPs should vote for it – and deliver Brexit
A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
Marr’s interview has shaped the news agenda whilst the Brexit Party leader has another opportunity to burnish his outsider status.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
Dan Boucher: I’m a committed Leaver. But the Brexit Party offers only protest. Here’s why I’m standing in the Euro-elections as a Tory.
We need MEPs from a party whose commitment is not just informed by the desire to leave but also by a vision of what we should do when we have left.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
Stewart Jackson: In Peterborough, one Tory candidate once floored an opponent. The coming contest may be no less exciting.
As the MP for the city seat for twelve years, I suppose I am as good a guide as anyone to the campaign ahead.