Elevating the political class to a special status in law would alienate voters further. And a catch-all restraint on free speech would be used as a political weapon.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2017
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
Fresh research bolsters ConservativeHome’s case for a new Chairman and urgent Party reform – and offers a glimmer of hope.
Tory optimism about the next election is at its highest since August (but is still only half the level of April)
Altogether, 31 per cent of Conservative Party member respondents foresee Labour taking power – be it by coalition, minority government, or an outright majority.
The lacklustre General Election campaign was consigned to second place. Donald Trump’s inauguration was a distant third.
He has now declared there will be an election soon and he “will probably win”. Might he be getting too cocky?
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
It would be the logical next step after taking back control from Brussels. And it would pull the rug from under Corbyn’s feet.
EXCLUSIVE: Draft new Conservative Party Constitution revealed – including further candidate selection centralisation
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
The Tories are working hard not just to argue but to demonstrate that Scottish interests are best served within British institutions and frameworks.
Just as with Leave voters, another big swath of the electorate might be abandoned to Ruth Davidson as her rivals focus elsewhere.
This will mean that the Party must enter uncomfortable territory and embrace taxes on wealth and inheritance.