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Posts Tagged: Daily Telegraph
He insists that he stands ready to quit in Johnson’s favour, now that the latter has won his by-election. But the moment never quite seems to arrive…
Fleet Street’s reaction will please Downing Street.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
The GATT XXIV plan – and why Brexiteers should pay the EU the compliment of taking its negotiating stance seriously.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
From Reggie to Rory Sahib: My whip said the office is neutral for this leadership contest. Tell that to the marines.
Our elder statesman returns for the election – and writes that “the poor devil who wins will then face the same dead end as old Mrs May”.
In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
What’s that you say? That what really matters is the Huawei decision itself? Quite so. And on that, we have an uncomfortable feeling that he’s right.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Henry Newman and Guglielmo Verdirame: It’s unlikely the backstop will be scrapped. But supplementing it can win what we want.
Even if the Exchange of Letters were viewed as just short of a treaty, it would be far from legally worthless.
In which the EU’s Chief Negotiator displays exactly the “magical thinking” that is decried when Brexiteers undertake it.
“How would you feel if we spent the money on local transport links in the Midlands and the north?’’ Gove asked Conservative MPs last year.