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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Northern Ireland Bill 1) Maria Caulfield: Damaging, opportunistic, anti-democratic. The Commons should reject these abortion amendments
There has been no consultation with those who live in the part of the UK that these changes would affect.
MPs and activists should be asking themselves a big question: what is it that made him popular in the first place?
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.
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.
41 per agree that Britain should leave to trade on WTO rules on March 29 compared to 28 per cent who disagree.
James Frayne: Yes, voters are nervous about No Deal. None the less, they simply want the Government to get on with leaving.
It’s hard to see how the Conservatives can sustain their electoral position by U-turning on Brexit. Its core vote will surely completely collapse.
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
James Frayne: The most effective case against nationalisation is the one that neither MPs nor businesses want to use
The injection of the truth that it would mean politicians in charge of services is enough to make most people see sense.
Opinion polls catch-up. The Tories’ troubles come and go – but they keep hitting about 40 per cent, or more, in the polls
The country remains divided poll-wise into two unarmed camps. One cannot stick the Conservatives at any price. The other is unified by its fear of Corbyn.
James Frayne: May is right to drop her vote on the hunting ban – it should never have been in the manifesto in the first place
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
There is no point in any party piling up votes in its safer seats – assuming that voters vital to it, such as younger people in Labour’s case, turn out in large numbers in any event.
What will count most on election day is not so much how many votes are cast for each party, but how those votes are distributed across all constituencies.