Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.
Posts Tagged: Gavin Barwell MP
He would be averse to leaving without a deal, but even more alarmed by the idea of taking any course of action which risked breaking the Tory Party into fragments.
Robert Halfon: A new, magical Conservative leader with presents for all? Sorry – I don’t believe in Santa Claus.
Plus: Bad Tory language. Cutting VAT, Good Conservative news for workers. And: a second referendum – not a People’s Vote but a Cheater’s Vote.
The sequence of events: bow to a second referendum, lose the ERG, gain Blairites, contest a general election – and rebrand the Party.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Or: how May could seek to get a deal through the Commons with the support of Soft and Hard Brexiteers alike.
The Prime Minister is set to lobby you about her new Brexit plan. Will she and Johnson be undertaking rival tours?
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
The Government needs to announce a hit list of five to ten councils where they will intervene where the gap between delivery and target is greatest.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Claims that he slapped down his own department, which wanted a ten-year transition, are a sign that Ministers may be getting their act together.
Brexit, housing, public sector pay, education, and industrial strategy should be the the stars by which ministers set a course for victory in 2022.
Upholding the rule of law in the capital by defeating moped crime would be a good start.
The Government has not reintroduced the Bill that would implement its commitment to the localisation of business rates by 2020.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.