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The announcement is a real advance and extremely welcome. But this is the close only of a chapter of this story – not the end of the book.
Our Executive Editor also argues for a fully independent inquiry into the Clarke scandal.
It will clearly be unsatisfactory if Lord Feldman and others are not interviewed at all, and that he himself will submit evidence to people who report to him.
The Party Board should ensure that the issues at stake are addressed with a credibility that is presently absent.
The Clarkegate allegations have revealed flawed accountability structures and failures of confidentiality – exacerbated by a fixation with the short-term.
Plus: a tough week for Howlett. Sleepless nights for Feldman and Shapps. And: The absurd Harris-Quinney resurfaces.
The Conservatives for Britain Co-Chairman asks 24 questions about possible breaches of the Party Board’s decision to remain neutral.
Without a report, closure won’t happen. The claims will simply get bigger and louder.
To do so would be a breach of the Party’s agreed neutrality, an abuse of his access to Tory donors, and a grave disservice to ordinary members.
Pledges on this scale cannot be delivered in this Commons without Conservative consensus. They can only be charmed – not bullied – onto the statute book.
There’s much to be glad about, but challenges remain.
Does this result reflect anything more than the usual reflex suspicion of CCHQ?
Frankly, we need to get through all this without a split. Resources neutrality is essential to that end.
Plus: We need to care more for our candidates post-election. And: A recruiting brainwave from Conor Burns.