Plus: Snubbed by a Remainer. Delighted for Beth Rigby. Tusk japes, May spooks, Francois almost self-combusts. And: is Brexit Brecksit or Breggsit?
Posts Tagged: Party Conferences
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
Plus: Leadsom stonewalls, Cox charms, Brexit stalls. And: my almost-but-not-quite shoulderpads fetish.
Robert Halfon: No to Ted Clubberlang Conservatism, no to Deliveroo Conservatism, yes to Workers’ Conservatism
That’s you told, Johnson and Truss. Plus: a Universal Credit Brexit Dividend for working families.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
Marshall Tisdale: I’m young, gay, state-educated – and Tory. No wonder Owen Jones hasn’t published his interview with me.
I didn’t have private tutoring, I didn’t go to the local grammar school, I don’t fit the Left’s stereotype. Is that why it’s been kept back?
You may have thought his speech over the top. (And he may have thought so too.) But politics needs top-flight people who are really good at what they do.
The PM needs to empathise with those who have concerns about her policy. She should accept that Chequers is probably not anyone’s dream plan.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
When we asked people what mattered most to themselves and their families Brexit dropped to third place, with the cost of living at the top of the list.
Interview. Williamson, Brexit optimist. “Let’s be liberated by this process – let’s start to look at opportunities more widely.”
The words “Chequers” and “Canada” don’t pass his lips, but he’s careful not to die in a ditch for the former or to rule out the latter.
Nick Hargrave: Rapturously received – and strategically flawed. How May’s first Tory conference speeches have come back to haunt her.
She unwittingly legitimised unrealistic Brexit expectations and Corbyn’s economic argument.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.