There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
Posts Tagged: Diane Abbott MP
The Home Secretary’s future is entangled with the calculations of May and the complications of Brexit.
May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
In normal times Diane Abbott’s miscalculation on the cost of police, or Tim Farron’s “smell my spaniel” moment, might have won. But not this year.
The Shadow Home Secretary explores the causes of behaviour she has witnessed.
He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
No experiments! That is the reassuring message out of Manchester.
Andrew Gimson’s conference sketch: the Moses of Finsbury Park is ready to lead his people into the promised land
Corbyn thinks he is about to carry all before him, and conveys a kind of hubris.
The former Mayor of London appears to live by Lenin’s dictum that “A revolution without firing squads is a waste of time”.
There is a Labour tradition of defending brutal dictatorships.
Henry Newman: There will be a Brexit transition period – but it is unlikely to be via the EEA or EFTA
For all the talk of an “off the shelf” solution, those available would cross Brexiteer red lines.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
Sean O’Callaghan: Puffed-up, bewildered, pampered second-raters. The elites that nearly let an extremist into Downing Street.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.