The Chancellor has not always been well treated by his neighbour, and deserves support over public spending. But he has mishandled his internal position over Brexit.
Posts Tagged: Nick Timothy
Can the Prime Minister’s vision be rescued from the wreckage of the campaign?
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
42 per cent and no majority 3) May should send for winners, having not won herself – and call in the Vote Leave team.
On the anniversary of the EU referendum, the party leadership needs an audit of what went wrong this month, and a plan for the Tory future in this Parliament.
Even in an age where institutional attachments run shallow, too many young people are coming to share a deep-seating dislike of our Party.
Terry Barnes: May would have seen her snap election fiasco coming, if only she’d looked abroad to…Australia
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
There is a natural path ahead: announce a resignation by the end of next week, and allow a contest to take place over the summer.
CABINET RESHUFFLE: LIVE BLOG. Green is First Secretary of State – in effect, Deputy Prime Minister. And Gove is back at the top.
Gauke is uncorked as Work and Pensions Secretary. Truss replaces him as Treasury Chief Secretary. Leadsom is the new Leader of the House.
Conservative MPs do not believe that May can lead them into the next election. Nor, reluctantly, do we.
The Party is damned if she goes quickly, and damned if she doesn’t. And, all the while, the threat of a no confidence challenge hangs over her head.
The former MP for Croydon Central will be a calming presence after the turbulent departure of Timothy and Hill.
Adapt to survive. How May must share power with her Cabinet, Tory MPs, Party members and the Commons.
Davidson should have a standing invite to attend Political Cabinet, and be encouraged to speak her mind – on Brexit, the DUP and anything else.
First Timothy quits as May’s co-Chief of Staff. Now Hill, the other co-Chief of Staff, has gone too.
May understands Britain’s divisions, and has been working to address them. The campaign, however, failed to get her positive plan for the future across.