We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.
Posts Tagged: Michael Portillo
Owen Bennett sets out the known facts about an astonishing Tory.
Daniel Hannan: Better to select the Tory leader like the Dalai Lama than elect him in this preposterous way
I just can’t see how parliamentary sovereignty is compatible with a potential Prime Minister being nominated by an extra-parliamentary body.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
The news was apparently lined up by the party to be announced later today. But she appears to have jumped the gun.
Which is what she hinted at after the last one – and which would ease the pressures on her and help get the government back on its feet.
Charismatic, Oxbridge-educated, hailed as the man of destiny – is it too late for Johnson to learn from Portillo’s failure?
Often, the disagreements between the two old camps are less substantial than the disagreements erupting within each camp’s own tents.
Lord Ashcroft: My election model’s probabilities currently suggest a potential Conservative majority of 162
Labour do less well when figures are based on information about who has probably turned out to vote are used. The party’s turnout, then, will be crucial to the result.
Interview: David Burrowes, occasional rebel, constant Christian – and a backbench force to be reckoned with
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
Iain Dale: How women could soon lead our two main parties – plus Scotland’s leading three, and a Welsh one
Plus: Leadsom comes up on the rails. Why men should never wear red trousers. And: 100 years on from the Battle of the Somme.
I have an assumption that most Britons aren’t especially keen to describe themselves, voluntarily, in this way. A quick and very unscientific vox pop didn’t contradict my assumption
Iain Dale: Europe. Cameron is ready to wave a piece of white paper declaring “An agreement for our time”
Plus: Osborne squeezes the rich till their pips squeak. Prime Minister Corbyn, and other fantasises. Stephen McPartland has balls of steel. And: No breast jokes here.
Interview: “The power of such laws is that they change attitudes.” Hague on the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.
Opposed by Clarke and Heseltine, supported by Lilley and Portillo and backed by John Major as Prime Minister, it was the former Tory leader’s “proudest achievement”.
Iain Dale: I name Labour’s Shadow Cabinet members with business experience. They are…um…er…hang on a minute…
Plus: Rubbish in the Sun. Andy Carroll is out. A mystery Tory is in – with an au pair, at any rate. My controversial book on the NHS. And: Lord Fink is right.