The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
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The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
By pursuing an election at the expense of the Withdrawal Bill, Johnson is gambling on hammering Labour amidst the December gloom.
It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
David Gauke: When your bell rings in December, you expect to be sung a carol – not asked how you’re going to vote
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
WATCH: The LibDem election offer. ‘It’s just a stunt so that they can get on the telly,’ insists the Shadow Health Secretary
Jon Ashworth dismisses a counter-offer on an election by the Lib Dems and SNP.
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.
Karen Bradley: Why I’ve doubts about an autumn election – and want the Withdrawal Bill brought back now
I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
It may not be agreed at all with the EU – and if it is the numbers in the Commons are very tight indeed by our calculation.
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.
An agreement is unlikely to be reached at all. But these estimates, however rough, should give pause for thought.
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: Could Tory MPs be whipped to vote that they don’t have confidence…in their own Government?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.