It would be wrong to see a woman gifted a ‘safe’ seat in a winnable constituency just because there is a lack of female MPs.
Posts Tagged: Scotland
The Johnson Government should balance the Northern Ireland element of its Brexit deal by strengthening the Union – which it should be doing anyway.
Jan Zeber: How to unleash the power of the Union 3) Culture unites us, and teaches us about one another
The final part of our mini-series with Policy Exchange on rebalancing the Union in the wake of Boris Johnson’s deal.
Warwick Lightfoot and Will Heaven: How to unleash the power of the Union 1) Red, White and Blue-branded projects and funding
The first in a mini-series on Strenghtening the Union in the wake of Johnson’s Brexit deal.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
Also: Democratic Unionists ‘under pressure’ over Brexit u-turn; and Gove backs Bowie’s criticism of SNP over no-deal preparations.
We aren’t going to beat Sturgeon by apologising for Brexit and we aren’t going to win the hearts and minds of those Scottish leave voters by being passive about it.
Sarah Ingham: The proper place to call the government to account is not the courts, but the ballot box
MPs should be ever-ready to assert the rights of Parliament over the Executive. But they should not be outsourcing the voters’ job to judges.
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
WATCH: “We will have dynamic free market capitalism.” The Prime Minister’s Party Conference speech in full
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
Boris Johnson: “Let’s get Brexit done. Let’s bring our country together.” Full text of his conference speech.
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves…We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.