Those who voted against same-sex marriage were more likely to support Leadsom than those who voted for the legislation, whilst the opposite was true for Gove.
Posts Tagged: Conservative leadership election 2016
“I should either have paused before supporting Boris…or, having agreed to support Boris, I should have stuck with it.”
Comparisons to Labour’s Corbynista woes are misplaced.
Can Party members really be trusted any more than Labour’s to choose a good leader?
I can’t accept that I’m ‘me’ because, say, I’m a woman – above and beyond all the undefinable intricacies that constitute my self.
Complete with “a tonality-skewing trombone gliss at the end.”
Her election is confirmed.
“Make no mistake, the referendum was a vote to leave the European Union, but was also a vote for serious change.”
The last Brexiteer in the race bows out.
New ideas in familiar packages remains by far the most likely, if less exciting, result of this post-Brexit upheaval.
Her camp wants to move on from the subject. Quite right. But she will find it hard to do so until she has put doubts about her commitment to rest.
Nick Boles: We modernisers aren’t, repeat aren’t, quitting the Party. We’re staying put – and we’ve so much more to do.
We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
It’s unclear whether Leadsom is saying a) the Times doctored the transcript or b) its reporting is irresponsible or c) she believed her remarks were made “off the record”.
“I think in terms of the person that’s got steel for the job, that can go eyeball to eyeball with Angela Merkel – and Nicola Sturgeon – it can only be Theresa May.”
We all want an outcome that works for them, but generous words that ignore the complexities of the issue are no good to anybody.