The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
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Iain Dale: If Johnson loses, we’ll have a fourth Conservative leader in five years. Goodness knows who that would be.
Plus: Groundhog Day for the NHS. Farage is the dog that hasn’t barked. I will miss Morgan. And: Off to Liverpool.
By pursuing an election at the expense of the Withdrawal Bill, Johnson is gambling on hammering Labour amidst the December gloom.
It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
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.
“It refers this issue back to the people so we can end the gridlock in Westminster,” explains Chuka Umunna.
WATCH: The LibDem election offer. ‘It’s just a stunt so that they can get on the telly,’ insists the Shadow Health Secretary
Jon Ashworth dismisses a counter-offer on an election by the Lib Dems and SNP.
Karen Bradley: Why I’ve doubts about an autumn election – and want the Withdrawal Bill brought back now
I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
The Lib Dems did well in the European elections and are riding high in the opinion polls, but how much of an electoral threat are they to Conservative MPs?
Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.
It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
James Frayne: Voters would welcome a Brexit deal. But it might harm and not help the Conservatives with working class voters.
Would they actually think that, now Brexit’s done and immigration back under control, that they can return to their natural home in the Labour Party?
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
MPs would thus become the elected equivalents of the welfare scroungers of tabloid legend – dragging the reputation of Parliament even deeper into the mud.