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Posts Tagged: Harlow
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.
A 58 per cent rise in the tax over the last two decades should serve as a warning against further hikes.
Two are ties, and Labour are ahead in three, though well within the margin of error.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’t stocked.