Would they actually think that, now Brexit’s done and immigration back under control, that they can return to their natural home in the Labour Party?
From the blog of the University of Liverpool academic: his detailed breakdown of the contest.
Six of the seven constituencies in the new tranche voted Leave in the referendum.
They range from Midlothian to South East Cornwall, from Rochester to Clwyd South.
Like it or not, the choice has shifted away from ‘Deal or No Deal’ towards ‘Deal or No Brexit’. It’s better to fight against a bad deal outside the EU than to Remain.
Despite obvious points of disagreement, the AGM remained a “civilised and constructive” affair in which the Business Secretary sought to reassure his activists.
I expected a Leave victory to be a profound shock and challenge to politicians. They have struggled to adapt even more than I anticipated.
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
“I don’t think a new Farage Party will be where the votes go.” Plus, Rees-Mogg’s view on Corbyn and May’s letters, and Tusk’s “confused” theology.
Will fans of the EU establishment be quite so keen on unaccountable, centralised institutions when their opponents start appointing commissioners?
The President of the European Council appears to have been taking charm and diplomacy lessons from Andrew Adonis and AC Grayling.
It is still possible to find a landing zone that would be acceptable for the EU and to Eurosceptics.
He talks Brady, Norway, prorogation, and postponing Article 50, and explains why the ERG is “not a fourth party”. Plus: does the Queen listen to the Moggcast?
Last week’s Question Time audience in Derby delivered a warning shot when they cheered the prospect of No Deal.