Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
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“I’ve always sat quietly when they perform it…I don’t want to be unkind and disrespectful.”
Claims about an organised, hostile takeover of the Party have reared their heads again. Is there any truth to them?
A tiny change in the return allows us to write that 50 per cent of Conservative Party members now want a pact.
Interview. Johnson says that every member of his Cabinet must sign up to Britain leaving the EU on 31st October – deal or no deal
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
The evidence suggests that what would most improve this terminal score is delivering Brexit – not a new leader.
Alexander Temerko: Without a softer Brexit, the Conservatives will be destroyed. Who can best deliver it – Hunt or Johnson?
Speaking to many donors at the Birmingham hustings on Saturday, I found that the Foreign Secretary’s quiet assurances were more attractive to them.
The identity of the new Prime Minister makes a difference to the polls. But Brexit is a far more dominant factor.
New polling from YouGov shows that leaving the EU is an electoral imperative for the Tories.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
MPs and activists should be asking themselves a big question: what is it that made him popular in the first place?
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.
A Brexit Party win would have boosted Johnson’s campaign. This victory for Corbyn’s party may also do – though perhaps not quite to the same degree.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
“We shouldn’t be frightened of being a great nation, and nor should the United States.” Plus: the state of the leadership race.
The best way to reach across the divide and attempt to gain the trust of ex-Conservative Remainers, is to accept the inevitable.