The message is one of strong and stable leadership. But what does it actually mean?
Posts Tagged: UKIP
The ‘progressive alliance’ is one of the left’s favourite myths – but the idea that Tory and UKIP votes are interchangeable is folly also.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
Last time UKIP denied the Conservatives outright victories in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex. Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
These are the threats that keep Labour MPs up at night.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
This election follows a referendum that strained, and in some cases shattered, party loyalties. The Prime Minister ought now to be building her own big tent.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.
The Lib Dems will hope to pick up anti Brexit votes – but we are optimistic a campaign on local issues with deliver victory.
While they seek a silver bullet to keep us in the EU, the rest of the world is moving on.
Contrast with the fate of the Lib Dems: on the right our party system has done its job, but on the left it’s struggling.
If he wants to rejoin the Conservatives, he should be readmitted. But that’s not to say that he should be the candidate in Clacton in 2020.
Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.