Exactly a decade after forming a government with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats are languishing on the political fringes – where did it all go wrong?
Posts Tagged: European Elections 2019
Andrew Green: Debating immigration has been marginal to this leadership election. That should change.
It is the moment to decide whether to go for a leader who is prepared to tackle immigration, or for one who has failed to heed the public’s calls to reduce it.
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
The most successful are those who can put their values to work and build a broad coalition, rather than exploit divisions.
The best way to reach across the divide and attempt to gain the trust of ex-Conservative Remainers, is to accept the inevitable.
How many Tory members voted Brexit Party? YouGov’s findings are almost identical to our pre-election survey results
The match-up between the two sets of numbers is extremely close.
We don’t know whether they believe it to be prudent or desirable or both – but the message to the leadership contenders is clear.
Also: Welsh and Scottish Labour throw their weight behind EU referendum re-run after poll drubbing; UUP and Sinn Fein leaders in trouble.
To date, they have had to endure a parade of candidates speaking to Westminster, from Westminster, about Westminster.
If we are to win back voters flirting with the Brexit Party, the Party must use this contest to demonstrate its ironclad commitment to leaving in October.
Henry Newman: Remainers are desperately spinning the result. But the moral of this election is that Britain must now leave.
Ken Clarke summed it up recently when he argued that there was now no chance of Britain being a stable member of the EU.
Lord Ashcroft: My EU election poll. Most former Tory voters say they will stay with their new party at the next election.
Exploring how people voted in last week’s election, why they did so, and when they made up their mind is instructive.
The Brexit Party wins the Euro-elections. The Liberal Democrats are second. Disaster for the two main parties.
The Conservatives are down to four MEPs: Hannan, McIntyre, Mobarik, and Van Orden.
“We’re absolutely determined to proceed with our campaign to stop Brexit.”
“If you don’t leave on October 31st, then the scores you’ve seen for the Brexit Party today will be repeated”, he warns.