The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
Her told a meeting in 1994 that “it has recently been said that the option of leaving the Community [is] ‘unthinkable’. I believe this attitude is rather simplistic.”
The second piece in our mini-series on the road to Brexit explores the challenges which the anti-EU movement overcame to survive and then thrive.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
It’s not just about there being more Tory MPs. There has been a remarkable clearout of the establishment figures.
The tax burden isn’t a full measure of the size of the state. But it’s arguably the pre-eminent factor and certainly that which most concerns the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
Unlike Heseltine, the former Prime Minister and Party leader doesn’t recommend supporting the Liberal Democrats.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
Courts should not interefere in Parliamentary processes, it is not their role, and the Supreme Court has no power to quash the prorogation.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
Shouldn’t local Assocations have the right to select their candidate? It is far from obvious to us that the answer is no.
In both cases their opponents resort to character assassination and are left with no one against whom they can argue.
Owen Bennett sets out the known facts about an astonishing Tory.
Jokes continue to be told, but it would be wrong to suggest the contest has been fought in a spirit of unwearying amity.