The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
Posts Tagged: Vote Leave
Whilst his ministerial reshuffle has been making the headlines, the Prime Minister’s back-office appointments may be just as important to the fate of his government.
Such an appointment would represent a degree of belated justice for the former Treasurer who was poorly treated by Cameron and Feldman.
The financial crisis, Brown, Osborne and then the EU and Scottish referendums did not cover the discipline in glory.
Johnson’s bandwagon rolls on, Davidson declares for the Home Secretary – and Gove deploys weapons of mass distraction
Also: don’t cut members out of the contest. And the right exam question for candidates is: who can best win a general election?
Any candidate who focuses solely on leaving the EU will hit a brick wall with the Parliamentary Party.
The specifics of the case warrant all the critical scrutiny they’re receiving, but we must not lose sight of the bigger picture.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
The mendacious simplifications of the last referendum campaign showed this is no way to conduct the Brexit argument.
Henry Newman: Most Conservatives don’t like it – but talks with Corbyn offer a way of breaking the Brexit stalemate
It may be unpalatable, but there’s no point arguing about retaining customs union membership if we can’t get out of the EU in the first place.
She accepts the regulator has the last word, but says that “We were rule-compliant according to the legal advice we were given at that time”.
Nick Hargrave: In an age of post-truth politics, moderate politicians must prepare to work across party lines
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
Daniel Hannan: That Brexit film works as drama. But it doesn’t as history. I should know. I was there.
The real flaw in Graham’s film was the implication that Vote Leave won by turning the European question into something else.
The noise that he picks up, with an almost clairvoyant sense, is not that of a queue waiting to vote but of a mob pitching the mighty from their seats.
She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.