After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
Posts Tagged: Queen’s Speech
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Please, Prime Minister, stop talking about “the people’s priorities”
Meanwhile Corbyn behaved like a grumpy adolescent.
“This is the moment to repay the trust of those who sent us here, by delivering on the people’s promises with the most radical Queen’s Speech for a generation”
WATCH: Queen’s Speech 3) Corbyn – The Tories have stolen our policies (but without delivering the substance)
Amidst Tory barracking and laughter, the Labour leader claims that his manifesto has “forced the terrain to shift”.
“The working class of Britain have sent two shock results to Westminster. People lent us their vote in this election…we must not let them down.”
“I had thought of delivering the Love Actually election theme…it would be simply impossible to fit all the names of the new Conservative intake [on to pieces of card].”
“My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform”. The Queen’s Speech – full text
Although Brexit is the headline, the spotlight is on a range of measures aimed at schools, the NHS, the police, and the justice system.
James Frayne: Voters would welcome a Brexit deal. But it might harm and not help the Conservatives with working class voters.
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?
Priti Patel: If the left think I’m hardline on law and order, they should try meeting the British public
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.”
The Moggcast. “The Government will obey the law, but it’s not necessarily entirely clear precisely what the law is.”
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…”