We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
We have four hundred or so more responses than last month – and almost exactly the same result.
We have just 17 days from tomorrow now to do what voters told us to do on the doorsteps last Thursday – namely, ‘get Brexit sorted’.
All that passing May’s deal would do is lose the DUP, split the Party, boost Farage, and usher in an election. And the deal is bad in any event.
The International Development Secretary says “I’m sure we won’t” make that “mistake”, “but it is something a few of my colleagues are talking about”.
“If May signs up to this, I can’t see the point of the Conservative Party even existing. What’s it for?” the Brexit Party leader tells Ridge.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
Could the Yellow Party take control of Lewes, St Albans, Winchester, Teignbridge, Guildford – even Wokingham?
Conservative MPs should not sit idly by as their party’s ratings sink to the mid-30s and below. There’s reason to think the change isn’t temporary.
If the European election does take place, “I hope they’ll vote Conservative”, the Party Chairman tells the BBC.
There is no good reason to punish local Tory candidates for Parliamentary manoeuverings and national Government failures.
One wonders whether he feels a kind of disappointed love for the Tories – or for them as he thinks they ought to be.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
The news was apparently lined up by the party to be announced later today. But she appears to have jumped the gun.
Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.