Gove should encourage loyalty not to lofty abstractions, but to British institutions and the British way of conducting politics.
Posts Tagged: Nigel Farage MEP
Half of UKIP’s 2015 voters are open-minded about switching, and can find a place in the Conservative big tent.
A lesson of Newark is just how deep-set that last one is among voters.
We should point up that UKIP’s electoral appeal to Left and Right is inconsistent and undeliverable – a ‘have your cake and eat it’ brand of politics.
All the nitpicking, carping and cavilling isn’t making any difference. Voters are much more likely to listen to simple promises, simply put.
Might the “wasted vote” argument loosen its limiting grip on UKIP and the Greens?
Plus: What Salmond wouldn’t do if the BBC was on fire. Cable’s slow boat to China. How I voted. With a luvvie on Marr. An unconventional interview response. And: I’m staying!
The SNP made it their mission to demonise Farage’s party – they failed, and it’s a real blow.
The essence of conservatism lies in coming to terms with reality, not trying to opt out of a changing world.
Candidates sought to replace Laura Sandys and Lorraine Fullbrook – and perhaps to fight against Farage in 2015.
I would rather Boris was in Westminster North, Ilford North and, yes, Enfield North than Newark: we need him.
From illiberal liberals to the Daily Express, Nigel Farage to David Cameron, here are the factors that delivered UKIP’s success.
Politics is about to become a game of “Do you agree with Nigel?” Sadly, that doesn’t leave much room for optimism.
The UKIP leader also downplayed the possibility of a pact with the Tories.
No national deal. But local ones?