The former Universities Minister stakes out his ground in the leadership race.
Posts Tagged: Leadership
The Environment Secretary tells this site what he would do if given the chance to lead.
Garvan Walshe: The Queen dragged into party politics. Or an election that risks a Marxist Government. Make your choice, hard Brexiteers.
Incrementalism might be the only way through Brexit. Gove appears to be toying with this very idea.
Mordaunt’s conference call with Tory activists suggests she is still considering running – but she must decide soon
The call was a genuine consultation, floating policy ideas and testing the response, rather than just a PR pitch. But the clock is ticking.
Cleverly withdraws from the race: “I asked them to make a leap of faith…MPs weren’t comfortable with such a move”
“Despite much support, particularly from our party’s grassroots…it has become clear that it is highly unlikely that I would progress to the final two candidates.”
“We shouldn’t be frightened of being a great nation, and nor should the United States.” Plus: the state of the leadership race.
Rachel Wolf: Would-be Prime Ministers should be wary of the long-term cost of short-term policy pledges
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
His official campaign video argues for “cutting taxes for the lowest paid, ending consumer rip-offs, and cutting the cost of living for working families.”
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
His experience in business, delivering the London Olympics, running the health service, and serving as Foreign Secretary all show his leadership qualities.
Under her leadership the natural party of government has been reduced to a point where electoral annihilation appears a real possibility.
They need to be able not just to sell their vision to the country, but to make activists feel good about being Conservatives again.
“If George Clooney suddenly became Prime Minister, I don’t think he’d be able to charm his way through this problem.”
Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
Mass petitions, proposed constitutional changes, emergency and alternative No Confidence ballots…but will anything work?