Three meetings with the ’22 each year, with no questions allowed, are simply not sufficient. Even Corbyn engages more than this.
Posts Tagged: Leadership
Mass petitions, proposed constitutional changes, emergency and alternative No Confidence ballots…but will anything work?
Andrew Goodfellow: I know all about attack dossiers. Here’s why Tory leadership candidates shouldn’t deploy them on their rivals.
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.
“He’s a clear Eurosceptic but otherwise is very much in the middle of the Conservative Party. He’s not particularly a factional character.”
“I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our country and our party.”
WATCH: Duncan Smith – The leadership must be chosen by Party members, not in a “stitch-up” by a “cabal”
“If the answer is a caretaker, whether Mr Lidington or anybody else, what the hell was the question?”
Johnny Mercer: Reform the leadership rules. MPs should present members with a final four candidates, not two.
That way we would have a proper contest, focused on the future and the full range of issues. And our hardworking members would have a real choice.
The new dividing line among would-be Tory leadership candidates: experience versus a “new generation”
In previous contests, service in Cabinet was seen as a requirement. Now it could even be seen as a weakness.
The next leader must be someone able to woo the unconverted and broaden the Tory tent. As Mayor, he was that candidate. But is he still?
New polling also reveals that neither is so far ahead as to be unstoppable, however.
A guarantee of a legally binding change to the backstop, and a more vague promise not to go on and on as leader, both present challenges.
WATCH: May – “I’ve heard loud and clear the concerns of those who didn’t feel they were able to support me”
The Prime Minister is meeting EU leaders to seek the “legal and political assurances” on the backstop she promised MPs yesterday.
Sir Graham Brady’s announcement of the voting figures came as an icy shock to the Prime Minister’s supporters.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
And her message amounts to warning that the alternatives wouldn’t work, so we might as well plod on as we are. It’s not very convincing.