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Posts Tagged: Copeland by-election
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
Errors in policy, personality and strategy will rightly be discussed. But our Party must no longer ignore the failings at CCHQ.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
Nadhim Zahawi: It isn’t UKIP that stands to gain from the collapse of Labour. It’s the Conservatives.
The “People’s Army” is an unpopular party and an unattractive brand. They always have been, and Brexit has changed nothing.
The by-election winner becomes the first Conservative to represent the area since 1935.
When was the last time you answered your landline? Actually, when was the last time you talked to anyone on the phone at all – out of preference?
A dedicated campaign manager is being hired.
The Party Chairman says “all seats” are under consideration for targeting.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
ITV: “Have you at any point this morning looked in the mirror and asked yourself this question – could the problem actually be me?” Corbyn: “No.”
More important than Labour’s woes was that voters felt their jobs, employment rights, and pensions were safer in our hands.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
This offers May an historic opportunity.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.