We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
Posts Tagged: Philip Hammond MP
It’s easy to pledge nice-sounding achievements in the far future, but irresponsible not to explain the costs now.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
It could just be that the next Minister to depart will be none other than the Prime Minister herself.
There are worrying echoes of the 1970’s in the re-polarisation of the political debate today. Populism is on the rise.
In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
Steve Baker: What madness is this that a Conservative Prime Minister would rather negotiate with Corbyn than deliver on democracy?
All that passing May’s deal would do is lose the DUP, split the Party, boost Farage, and usher in an election. And the deal is bad in any event.
Next Tory Leader. Our Survey. Johnson dominates the table. He puts on ten points and leads by eighteen.
The pattern of results over many months suggests that the worse the position of the Conservatives, the better he does.
Addressing a pro-EU rally, the aide to the Chancellor says he did not come into politics to do things which he believes are wrong.
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
The Government is bluffing. Why I and many others will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement later today.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
Sara Khan should hold an investigation into racial and religious prejudice among all the main parties.
WATCH: Hammond – I’d rule out No Deal and No Brexit, but a second referendum “deserves to be considered”
“I’m not sure that there’s a majority in Parliament…but it’s a coherent proposition”, the Chancellor tells Sky News.