Would they actually think that, now Brexit’s done and immigration back under control, that they can return to their natural home in the Labour Party?
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
There’s a very strong law-and-order focus, with almost a third of those announced covering law enforcement or criminal sentencing.
“My Government’s priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on the 31st of October.”
Rees-Mogg suggests Conservatives will prefer restoring the Law Lords to judicial hearings. And says Watson faces “very serious questions”.
Plus: Brexit Derangement Syndrome sufferers have gone fully tonto due to prorogation. And three cheers for Andrew Neil.
“As always my door is open to all colleagues…”
The Prime Minister explains his desire for a Queen’s Speech to implement his government’s “very exciting agenda”.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Will Labour MPs really vote down decentralising more power to councils?
The Prime Minister played the adult to Corbyn’s grumpy teenager.
Her Majesty presents the Government’s programme.
“27 Bills and draft Bills are being announced today…which will deliver on these themes.”