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Posts Tagged: Conservative Party Conference
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant Attorney General, rousing himself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking his invincible locks.
The use of Party funds for this exercise is proving divisive. It encourages the public to challenge the stance taken by many Conservative MPs.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Plus: Leadsom stonewalls, Cox charms, Brexit stalls. And: my almost-but-not-quite shoulderpads fetish.
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
Marshall Tisdale: I’m young, gay, state-educated – and Tory. No wonder Owen Jones hasn’t published his interview with me.
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: The Prime Minister restores her reputation for unexciting reliability
The only excitement was provided by the Attorney-General, who did a warm-up act in which he looked like Rumpole auditioning to be Henry V.
“People need to know that their hard work has paid off. Because of that hard work, and the decisions taken by the Chancellor, our national debt is starting to fall for the first time in a generation.”
“I passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us.” The Prime Minister’s Conference speech, full text.
“We stand at a pivotal moment in our history. It falls to our party to lead our country through it.”
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
WATCH: “If I have a function here today, it is to try – with all humility – to put some lead into the collective pencil” – Johnson
Boris Johnson speaks to the ConHome fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.