Downing Street appealed to begrudging practicality – but the number of members who dislike the deal but are willing to settle for it is essentially static.
Over half of party members favour ‘No Deal’ as their first preference, and more than seven in ten believe defeat on Tuesday means it time to go.
ConservativeHome can reveal a letter signed by 32 senior activists, including the chairmen of key marginals and target seats across the country.
And No Deal is now activists’ most favoured option of all. Views are hardening as the endgame looms into sight.
Many Conservative Associations will not even take receipt of the boxes. And CCHQ will not say how much money it has spent on the campaign.
“No-one had a pop at her”, I’m told – but equally her answers don’t seem to have won round the assembled Association officers.
I am deeply disappointed by the path that the Prime Minister has chosen. It seems to be the very opposite of what the British people voted for.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Sitting councillors and aspirant candidates alike have been irritated and offended by the new process.
From campaigning to recruitment to compliance, our new online toolkit will help new recruits and seasoned veterans alike do their bit for the Conservative cause.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
We need to remind ourselves that it took us 13 years to recover from the last time we allowed Europe to determine how the electorate saw our Party.