A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”
“What is unthinkable is that we be bullied by the threat of some kind of economic embargo, into signing a one-sided deal against our country’s interests.”
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“I’m being ambitious for this country. That’s why I want us to get a really good free trade deal with the European Union which is what lies at the heart of the Chequers plan.”
What if somebody as far to the right as Corbyn is to the left managed to win the Tory leadership?
The party must move on from Brexit – and focus on boosting social mobility.
It’s a bold gambit. The Labour Party may be changing, but the people the Shadow Brexit Secretary is taking on still have claws.
Rees-Mogg on Javid’s approach to the post-Brexit immigration system. And he sees no way in which Parliament can block Brexit if the Government holds its nerve.
Corbyn is willing to bend his principles. But he and his advisers will cling more closely to their strategy of being all things to all sides.
Prepare for a Rule Britannia defence of Chequers at Party Conference…followed by its junking afterwards, as May is forced towards the most practicable alternative presently on offer.
An effective umpire must command the confidence of both sides with regard to both its impartiality and its basic competence. At present, it doesn’t come close.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
Consider, Hannan argues, the promises made by people like Clegg, Major and Ashdown during the last campaign.
A central theme of the author and former army officer is: “I can’t over-exaggerate how different London is to the rest of the country.”
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.