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Posts Tagged: Lord Ashcroft
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
Our new Prime Minister must sort out Ministerial confusion over what a post-Brexit immigration policy looks like.
Lord Ashcroft: Conservative infighting, Corbyn’s insignificance, and the economy – my EU focus groups in Cardiff
…“all the opinions we are getting are from people in the Conservative Party”… Lifelong Labour voters in particular found all this disconcerting and rather off-putting.
Iain Dale: The woman who had a chat with Osborne – and then decided to Vote Leave. And rang me to say so.
Plus: Leadsom does well. Cameron runs away. No normal person I know is voting Remain. And: for LBC, world affairs. For the BBC, bedwetting.
Lord Ashcroft: My latest EU referendum focus groups – and why they weren’t swayed by Obama’s intervention
Plus: Would leaving the EU really reduce immigration? What will Labour voters do? Does anyone remember Cameron’s deal? And: did Boris date a bondage queen?
If there were a simple way for the exchequers of the world to get their hands on more money, you can be sure they’d have tried it by now.
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.
From Reggie to Dessie: That Ashcroft extravaganza. As Davis edged further from Mrs May, Boris edged closer to Miss World…
Plus: Soames bottle-feeds the Crouch childlet. Gove’s lesé majeste. And: It’s Ken Clarke’s memoirs – Fifty Shades of Blue.
Plus: Trump v Sanders? Beckett’s report: smell the ostrich dung. And: I have never used poppers.
Plus: Thank you for the three bottles of vintage wine…but you forgot to enclose a note with your name. Christmas, eh?
Lord Ashcroft’s new research on the coming EU referendum is a reminder that gut fear will count for more than rational argument.
Plus: I stand in for a billionaire. Ten years of Pink News. And: the Michael Meacher I knew.
Lord Ashcroft is struck down by a life-threatening illness, and is forced to miss his own book launch
He has been seriously ill for almost a month, but is now reported to be recovering.
I’m aware that I owe many dear friends and supporters a phone call, email or text. Tonight’s revelations will, hopefully, explain the reason for my lack of contact.