A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
Posts Tagged: Matthew Parris
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
We know more today than we did yesterday – and we aim to know still more tomorrow.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
Nicky Morgan: Chope’s upskirting ban veto, and no-deal hard Brexiteers – fellow travellers in the campaign to wreck modernisation
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
But Major’s Back to Basics disaster shows how badly wrong the attempt to provide moral leadership can go.
In the absence of anyone that party members find convincing, he is the beneficiary of a protest vote – boosted by an element of media hype.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Daniel Hannan: A year ago tomorrow, Britain voted for freedom. Here are three Remain myths about the campaign that must be debunked.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
Ryan Bourne: May has chosen to occupy the centre, rather than try to shift it. This bodes badly for Britain, Brexit – and the economy.
The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
I won’t be taking it up. But if others do, it would weaken their willingness to try to block Brexit.
Nadhim Zahawi: Clinton didn’t lose because of racism or sexism. She lost because she had nothing new to offer
This result was a classic case of “it’s the economy, stupid”, as swathes of the traditionally Democrat-voting areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan turned red.
Matthew Parris fears the People’s Army may begin to march through the major parties after June 23. It could well be their best strategy.