This series turns a spotlight on the Conservative Manifesto and returns to policy announcements that some will have missed.
Posts Tagged: Hunting
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
The front-runner promised over a thousand Party members to employ “creative ambiguity” to achieve Brexit by October 31st.
If he is looking for a legacy beyond Brexit, then ‘rural proofing’ all government policy would be a good place to start.
This May speech was aimed at the EU27 – not her own party. And its message was: I want to have my cherries and eat them.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
At the Kimblewick Hunt in the Chilterns, they can see that now is not the time to try to reverse it.
James Frayne: May is right to drop her vote on the hunting ban – it should never have been in the manifesto in the first place
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Bit by bit and blunder by blunder, I watched CCHQ pull the rug from under our candidate.
A free vote on repeal gives legislators the opportunity to review the impact of the fox hunting ban. No wonder the law’s supporters are nervous.
Lord Ashcroft: “Vote Labour and get a free kitten” – my General Election focus groups, with three weeks to go
Previous Labour voters wondered whether the party’s pledges were credible or affordable.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
There will probably be a majority in the new House of Commons to repeal the ban – despite the SNP’s mischief.
It may not have closed hunts down, but a law rooted in prejudice and class warfare is a stain on the statute book.
Splitting hairs over whether or not someone is a ‘recurring’ or ‘regular’ TV presenter shouldn’t allow someone to abuse a neutral platform.
Could it be that she has done Cameron a favour by helping to avert a relaxation of the hunting ban?