Local Conservative candidates bear the brunt of the Prime Minister’s failure to fulfil her Brexit pledge. Her decision to work with Corbyn was the last straw.
I have spent 30 years working to restore our national independence. I’m not prepared to drop out now, not when we are so close to success.
Now, the best option for the Prime Minister is to try to work with Labour. Unless, of course, her backbench critics rethink.
The only person who would gain is Corbyn. Instead, let sunshine win the day – make a positive case for yourself and your vision for the nation.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
Talks on Brexit take second billing as the Labour leader focuses on his party’s campaign issues for the upcoming local election.
May claimed the Government “will make a success of whatever the situation is in relation to Brexit”.
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.
No way forward is without risk at this stage. But the least hazardous course is for the Party to step out soon with a new leader.
Everyone likes the sound of it – so long as they believe it is going to deliver their preferred outcome. Already Tory poll ratings are visibly on the slide.
Was it really worth handing the Opposition leader a boost to his legitimacy in this way?
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
Also: May cites absurd fears about ‘direct rule’ to justify abandonment of No Deal; Tory rebels wooed separatist votes; and polls open in Newport West.
If our survey is anything to go by, Party members are marginally even more hostile to it than to her talks with the Labour leader.
That’s roughly the same proportion as the record total that believes she should announce her resignation as Party leader.