Hear from the former chief executive of Vote Leave and co-founder of the TaxPayers’ Alliance about Brexit, the fiscal crisis and forthcoming political battles.
Posts Tagged: strategy
Getting a deal on the future relationship in a mere 11 months will be challenging, but it is not impossible.
Ben Bradley: Voters tore down the Red Wall because they were sick of Labour talking down to them and holding them back
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
Around two-thirds of the top 100 marginal seats are town constituencies. That presents an opportunity.
The Lib Dem leader’s approach has a logic to it, but it is risky. But instead of delivering a surge, her numbers are on the slide.
Some campaigners and commentators, particularly those who oppose Brexit, appear to have forgotten that this is a negotiation between the Government and the EU.
The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
Lee Rowley: Killamarsh Conservatism – the reason North East Derbyshire bucked the trend in last week’s elections
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
Andrew Goodfellow: I know all about attack dossiers. Here’s why Tory leadership candidates shouldn’t deploy them on their rivals.
The only person who would gain is Corbyn. Instead, let sunshine win the day – make a positive case for yourself and your vision for the nation.
One association, in a safe Home Counties constituency, has found the answer is almost half.
James Frayne: Cross-party co-operation over Brexit is initially popular, but it will swiftly sour in practice
Everyone likes the sound of it – so long as they believe it is going to deliver their preferred outcome. Already Tory poll ratings are visibly on the slide.
The SDP analogies are all wrung dry. But nobody has looked at what a more recent insurgency can teach the new outfit.
Making Britain better post-Brexit will mean tough decisions about priorities. And that requires the Conservatives to know who their people are.