“They used it…to divide our communities and divide our country.”
Posts Tagged: Clive Lewis MP
Daniel Hannan: Identity politics. It becomes impossible to avoid giving offence, because the offended keep changing the rules.
In an atmosphere when anyone can close down the conversation by saying “I feel uncomfortable”, rational discussion becomes impossible.
New evidence suggests their supposed voter base doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, they’re taking the day off.
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
This offers May an historic opportunity.
Plus: Sarah Palin to Canada, the Brexit Bill to the Lords, and Clive Lewis to the backbenches. And: when sorry isn’t the hardest word.
Most of the latter are used to trying to stop rebellions, not start them.
The Brexit Bill passes the Commons unamended by 494 votes to 122. Clive Lewis quits the Shadow Cabinet.
The largest Conservative rebellion totalled just three MPs. Meanwhile, 52 Labour MPs defied Corbyn.
The inheritance of Bevin and Attlee is not just on the back foot, it is beset by people who want to destroy it completely.