Plus: Willetts loses at least one of his brains. Labour frets about losing Lewisham East (which it shouldn’t do). And: Morgan and Clarke, not the Brexiteers, are the real obsessives.
Posts Tagged: Labour
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.
James Frayne: Step one in showing provincial English voters more respect. Clear up this Customs Union mess.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.
Theresa May: Our practical politics is closer to voters than the partisan approach that increasingly consumes the left
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
“I think we can burn off a few of ours plus get a few Labour votes and, equally important, absentions”, this site is told.
One party cannot have a monopoly on BAME voters. Competition breeds excellence, and if we want excellent BAME policies, we need politicians competing for our votes.
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
Those representing working class seats in the Midlands and North will be nervous of any suggestion that they’re betraying the referendum result.
WATCH: Lewis – there’s “a big contrast” between us and Labour in terms of representatives’ behaviour problems
The party chairman talks about the need to avoid “double standards” and “misinformation”.
Iain Duncan Smith: May’s ministers have rejected the customs partnership. In clinging to to it, Number 10 is making a mistake.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
Brandon Lewis: Thank you, Conservative members. Because of you, we did well in these elections. But this is just the start.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
As he does it again, we run Mark Wallace’s tribute to the former London Mayor’s greatest hit(ler)s.
The Home Office is poorly placed to manage the post-Brexit systems of the future. Which means an independent inquiry into the past. Which means making necessary evidence available to it.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
The Prime Minister faces a ‘Kobayashi Maru’ test. For those who don’t know their Star Trek, that’s where there is a no win scenario for trainee captains of a starship.