And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
Posts Tagged: Douglas Carswell
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
In his new book, Peter Oborne interprets a collection of the outrageous Tweets which carried Trump to high office.
At our Post-Election Conference, UKIP’s only MP was put on the spot, and others were applauded as they outlined great things which can now be achieved.
For the politically correct left, free speech is a zero sum game, for some people to find their voice, others must be silenced.
UKIP is, in both form and function a conventional political party
“Croney corporatism is not the free market. Cosy cartel politics is not democracy. Change is coming.”
Mark Reckless, the UKIP candidate in Rochester, is nothing like as popular as Douglas Carswell is in Clacton.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
Away from the playgrounds of the prosperous, “tattoo-parlour Britain” is very much today’s Britain
Churchill, Mosley, Powell, Prentice, Owen, Berkeley, Taverne…There are the awkward men of principle. Those whose parties have changed radically. And the lost souls.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: hostilities suspended as Cameron and Miliband unite in the face of terrorism
Only the points of order raised against John Bercow by three Tory MPs struck a partisan note.
Interview: Carswell – The Tory leadership views the Conservatives as “the property of a small clique, not a mass movement”
“I agree with a huge amount of things the Conservative Party stands for. And its activists and most of its MPs believe in the things I believe in.”
Prisons are meant to be places of punishment – and if you count enforced, soul-destroying idleness as a punishment – then they are fulfilling this function