Each week, we are summarising the announcements made by those vying to succeed May as Prime Minister.
Posts Tagged: Conservative leadership election 2019
ConHome’s leadership election panel. “Hunt ends the week weaker, after a bold – but not very shrewd – start.”
Our panelists give their verdicts on an – at times – turbulent week.
Iain Dale: If you’re coming to a hustings I’m chairing, draft an original question – and I’ll try to call you.
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?
Mark Harper: We need a date for Britain to leave the EU. But here’s why it can’t be October 31st – much as I’d like it to be.
So how are we going to get a new deal? The key is to build strong relationships, both across the Party, with our DUP allies, and with our European partners.
Steve Mastin: Here’s how our next Prime Minister can carry forward the Conservative education agenda
We have achieved so much, but there is more to do. Let’s overhaul inspections, expand the E-Bacc, and boost school funding.
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
Hunt has gained far more ground than Johnson since last week – but the latter has double the Foreign Secretary’s vote share and a lead of over 30 points.
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 two contenders for the top job answer questions from the online viewing public.
In a low blow, the Scottish Nationalists pretend to back Hunt.
The evidence suggests that what would most improve this terminal score is delivering Brexit – not a new leader.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
“If you choose someone where there’s no trust, there’s going to be no negotiation, no deal…and quite possibly a general election.”
The traditional media environment for Conservatives has deteriorated significantly, while social media encourages egomaniacs and the loudmouths.
“We must abandon the defeatism and negativity that has enfolded us in a great cloud for so long and to prepare confidently and seriously for a WTO or no deal outcome.”