I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
Posts Tagged: Jo Swinson MP
The move back to two party politics of 2017 seems to be repeating itself this time round.
Eamonn Ives: Yesterday’s TV environment debate. No-one told the truth – that capitalism and climate concern are compatible
It felt very much as though climate change was playing second fiddle to other overarching intentions which the candidates were keen to trot out.
David Gauke: Labour struggling. The LibDems not cutting through. The Tories winning by default. My take in this unusual election for me.
We are on course for a WTO Brexit. Given the opinion polls, the media’s attention would be best focused on the implications of such an outcome for the country.
The LibDem leader tells Andrew Marr she will not strike a Brexit deal with Johnson. “I’m voting for the things that I’m standing up for,” she says.
The Lib Dem leader’s approach has a logic to it, but it is risky. But instead of delivering a surge, her numbers are on the slide.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
James Cleverly: As this election launches, it’s time for us to pull together – and deliver for Britain
Voters have a clear choice: vote Conservative or vote for further indecision, confusion and delay.
WATCH: “I never thought that I would stand here and say that I’m a candidate to be PM,” says Lib Dem leader
Jo Swinson launches her party’s General Election campaign and insists “this is a not a normal election….people can choose a Liberal Democrat government.”
WATCH: Swinson says that her party’s new bill sets a date for the next election – and takes No Deal off table
The Lib Dem bill supported by the SNP provides for an election on 9 December and ‘removes the threat’ of No Deal’, explains Jo Swinson.
“The country deserves a better choice for Downing Street than either him or Boris Johnson,” she says.
Sarah Ingham: The proper place to call the government to account is not the courts, but the ballot box
MPs should be ever-ready to assert the rights of Parliament over the Executive. But they should not be outsourcing the voters’ job to judges.
It sets the scene as the Conservative Conference opens by showing what the voters themselves make of the unfolding drama.
Plus: The far left really has captured Labour’s conference; too many Conservatives misunderstand the Supreme Court; and my conference agenda.
Contempt for the Labour leader is no substitute for the hard work of showing why his policies are wrong
Corbyn has been wily enough not to plunge into the Brexit trap set for him by Johnson.