People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
Posts Tagged: Theresa May MP
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 2) The Conservatives. Gove is now in a position to emerge as kingmaker – or, just maybe, as King.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Theresa May: “Our goal of eliminating all avoidable plastic waste”. Speech on the 25 Year Environment Plan – full text
“In years to come, I think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly.”
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
WATCH: “I apologise to those people who have had their operations delayed” – PMQs focuses on the NHS
The Prime Minister argues that “the NHS was better prepared this winter than ever before.”
The Labour leader showed no sign of wanting to get rid of the Prime Minister.
James Frayne: May is right to drop her vote on the hunting ban – it should never have been in the manifesto in the first place
At best, people don’t think about the issue. But as soon as they do, they overwhelmingly support the ban. A vote would have been hugely damaging.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
Brokenshire’s exchange of letters with May, informing her that he must stand down to undergo and recover from surgery
“I very much look forward to working alongside you again when you are back to full health,” she replies.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
“As far as I am concerned if he were to continue to use that sort of language and talk in that sort of way he would no longer be in public office.”
The Prime Minister speaks after Lidington announced a review of the Parole Board.
The Prime Minister has made the freedom to strike trade deals, so important to key allies and the membership, a cornerstone of her strategy.
A catspaw of Osborne? A competitor to Policy Exchange? A resource for a modernising leadership candidate? The truth is more subtle and interesting.
David Campbell Bannerman: We’ve voted to leave the EU but, until Brexit takes place, we need to keep our MEPs
Each one of us will have a vote on any deal – and 73 MEPs may well be crucial to passing it.