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Daggers are drawn yet again, as Arron Banks seeks to take the party over after the Stoke result undermined its leader.
He took a big gamble to get the People’s Army back on the front foot, and lost.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Andrew Gimson’s Lords sketch: Lord Lisvane warns that Brexit could increase the powers of the Executive
Lord Willoughby de Broke congratulated the PM on giving “a UKIP speech”, so who needs UKIP?
He and his Party are used to weathering negative coverage – even when it’s true.
Let the leftover Blairites retro-absorb the LibDems: there’s your centre-Left. Most of the rest of usare quite happy to be governed by the centre-Right Super Party.
Also: Tories accused of favouring DUP with Westminster debate; Plaid council faces parent backlash over Welsh-only schooling; and Nesbitt divides UUP by endorsing SDLP.
Sebastian Payne visits the by-election front line to explore the depths of the Opposition’s crisis.
The fantasy that the Kremlin is more sinned against than sinning was once the preserve of Corbyn’s hard left. We should stop the rot.
“Labour will win in Stoke, LibDems could come second.” File this prediction away for use on the night.
Whatever happens, the Conservative consensus is that the Party is pushing less hard in the city than in Copeland.
They take place three months from tomorrow – as will Birmingham’s mayoral election and that Surrey council tax referendum.
Robert Jenrick: Stoke-on-Trent Central can turn blue with your help. We haven’t written this by-election off.
Our candidate, Jack Brereton, is Stoke born and bred. The seat doesn’t need Paul Nuttall, who sees it as a political pawn
Iain Dale: No matter what detail the Government gives on Brexit, the Remainers will never be satisfied
Plus: Can Corbyn survive losing both by-elections? Trump has the tone of Mussolini and the content of Lindbergh. And: another Lib Dem blunder.