Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
Posts Tagged: Lord Ashcroft
ConservativeHome’s proprietor explains that his focus isn’t on trophy hunting per se – but rather on the raising of lions for killing.
China 1) Our survey. 85 per cent of Party members support the Government’s Hong Kong passport rights extension plan.
Given the sensitivity of the public to mass immigration, what’s the explanation for our panel’s return above?
Tough measures brought in to ensure that the island remains free of the virus have once again killed off tourism for the foreseeable future.
Andy Street: NHS staff have invoked the Blitz spirit during these times. They must be rewarded for their gallantry.
As Lord Ashcroft wrote recently for ConservativeHome, the George Cross would be the best way to honour our heroes.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
It is only human to grasp at the most comforting explanations that come to hand. But the truth may be harder for Corbynites to swallow.
The latest polls clarify the choice: either Johnson gets it done, or a Corbyn-led government blocks it. A vote for Farage is a vote for the latter.
All in all, a Conservative win is still the most likely result. But if the YouGov MRP, the Ashcroft dashboard and other polls are accurate, it is less likely than it was.
My research suggests that parties of the centre-right should be cautious about mistaking transactional voter support for deeper allegiance.
Lord Ashcroft: “A craven opportunist”; “She’s a bit militant”; “I want it over and done with” – my final round of election focus groups
We visit Bishop Auckland, Warwick and Leamington, and Wimbledon. And ask: which actors would the interviewees cast in ‘Election 2019: The Movie’?
We say again that there is a danger of Conservative expectations getting ahead of the electoral facts.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tories hold steady, while Labour firms up its Leaver vote. Week Three of my General Election Dashboard.
When forced to choose, people prefer a Boris Johnson government to a Corbyn government by a ten-point margin, down from 12 points last week.
Farage’s decision to stand down some Brexit Party candidates seems to have been the most impactful development of this election week.
What do voters in Richmond Park, Cambridge, and Finchley & Golders Green think about the Prime Minister, the Opposition, and the election?