Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
Posts Tagged: Harlow
Robert Halfon: There must be no tax rises for lower income voters to help meet the costs of the virus
No fuel duty rises, self-employed taxes, income tax rises, more taxes on food and drink – and the like.
Robert Halfon: If we stay in this shutdown beyond the end of May, it won’t be a threat to our liberty, but the safeguarding of our lives
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
A new book explains why building land is prohibitively expensive.
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Robert Halfon: I’ve been told that, if Corbyn wins, the Conservative Party and I will be sued for negligence
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
Robert Halfon: Does May’s selfish machine care at all about the Party’s future – or the thousand plus councillors who lost their seats?
We are heading towards a 1997-type defeat unless we make fundamental and radical changes to our machinery and to our policies.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Robert Halfon: Labour, Corbyn – Kim Jong-un, for that matter. I’ll talk to anyone, anywhere to ensure that Brexit takes place.
We can choose either to vote idealistically or for the least worst option, given the current political realities. Politics must be the art of the possible.
Robert Halfon: If you don’t like the backstop and you want a Brexit deal done quickly, there’s only one answer: Common Market 2.0
I voted for the Prime Minister’s deal today. But the Commons didn’t – and we now all need a positive alternative.
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.