Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
Posts Tagged: UKIP
Nicky Morgan: You’re welcome to your new Democrat Party. I’m sticking with the Tories – to fight, fight and fight again for moderation.
We will push back internally when ideologues call for sensible Ministers to be sacked because they are trying to act in the national interest over Brexit.
Iain Dale: I never thought I’d compare an American President to a North Korean dictator. But here I go.
Plus: UKIP goes nuts. And: Chapman’s tweets might lead you to believe that he’s taken some sort of personality-changing drug.
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
They will want to ask themselves if they really want to spurn last year’s referendum result and the Party’s manifesto commitment.
Kieron O’Hara: Seven ways to reach younger voters. Including, as May is doing today, reaching out to other parties.
If the Conservatives spoke a progressive alliance, and meant it, they might be able to make some progress – and break down virulent anti-Toryism.
Corbyn doesn’t care about it, and May’s credibility is weakened by the failure to fulfil the tens of thousands pledge.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
No word of sympathy for Theresa May could be heard. The speculation was whether David Davis or Boris Johnson would succeed her.
Today’s choice is between a woman who has grasped the scale and sweep of Brexit, and a man who has spent his entire career cuddling up to Britain’s enemies.
Deep down, Corbyn regrets the outcome of the Cold War. Even now, when the full horror of its legacy is clear, he can’t bring himself to renounce Marxism.
Coalitions are the new normal…”banging on about Europe” is inherently unpopular…no-one will ever listen to the polls again.
Concluding our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Opinion polls which show Labour in contention cannot be reconciled with the public’s contempt for the party’s leader.