Onwards to Anglia, where the Liberal Democrats and Tories will be fighting hard over a small clutch of possible gains.
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The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
She notes it would be “complicated” – “In the Peterborough by-election…the Conservative Party could have stood aside and given the Brexit Party a clear ride.”
It’s no good talking tough on ID schemes alone when in-person impersonation is such a small part of the problem.
Hunt interview: “I’m clearly second-placed now to Boris, and ready to argue that we have better choices as a country than he is offering.”
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
Andrew Green: Debating immigration has been marginal to this leadership election. That should change.
It is the moment to decide whether to go for a leader who is prepared to tackle immigration, or for one who has failed to heed the public’s calls to reduce it.
A general election is rolling down the tracks. And he is the man best placed to see off Corbyn and Farage.
A Brexit Party win would have boosted Johnson’s campaign. This victory for Corbyn’s party may also do – though perhaps not quite to the same degree.
Owen Paterson: This fudged contest simply isn’t up to the existential challenge facing our Party. It urgently needs a candidate cull.
The 1922 Committee’s Executive ought to raise the threshold for being nominated to 12 MPs and see more than one candidate eliminated in each round.
Meanwhile, in Peterborough, Farage’s party advances and a Johnson premiership looms – as May is steered towards the exit door
Almost all the Leavers said they will vote for the Brexit Party in the European elections today – but even this information was not volunteered.
Some Ministers think that a Brexit Party win there could shift Labour to back May’s deal. But there’s an issue with timing.