The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Posts Tagged: Surrey
What does it say for our patriotic endeavour that so many of our fellow citizens are literally rubbishing our country?
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
It is easy to conclude that the Conservatives were the biggest losers. The question of who won is more complicated.
Staying on would be a tragedy for the Conservative Party, which could very well cease to be viable as a party of government.
That is bigger than the size of Surrey. The MOD also holds “rights” to another half a million acres.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
If more Cabinet members had won their seats from Labour, perhaps it would leak just a little bit less
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
Andrew Kennedy: County or city-wide Association groupings with experienced agents in charge. My plan to salvage the voluntary party.
The Party has collectively failed to modernise its campaigning, with the result that we saw on June 8. This needs radical reform if it is not to collapse completely.
Council leaders will draw a moral from those mis-sent text messages: that if Ministers are put under enough pressure, they will cough up the loot.
They take place three months from tomorrow – as will Birmingham’s mayoral election and that Surrey council tax referendum.
Two-tier arrangements confuse the public – radical reform is the answer to the financial pressures.
We have no alternative to seeking a 15 per cent Council Tax rise.
Has the Council really done all it can in ‘sweating’ its large property assets ?