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Andrew Gimson’s Westminster sketch: A carnival in which even the Prime Minister’s inhibitions start to break down
Rumour and counter-rumour fly round the Palace, and those with walk-on parts have a wonderful time.
While Londoners want action, the Labour Mayor offers excuses. Shaun Bailey will offer a credible challenge.
Chloe Westley: The pernicious, corrosive poison of gossip in politics – and how it blights women especially
We’re judged not only on what we do and say, but often also on our relationships (or lack thereof!), our hair, our weight, the clothes we wear, and so on.
It cannot be eliminated altogether – at least without placing a steel curtain between Parliament and the people.
Brandon Lewis: Thank you, Conservative members. Because of you, we did well in these elections. But this is just the start.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
UKIP’s decline will probably allow the three main parties to each claim an increased vote share. Afterwards, the Tories will still be the largest party in local government.
Pundits are expecting a drubbing for the Conservatives in the capital. But some boroughs will buck the trend. I predict unpredictability.
Conservatives should restate the moral case for taxation and at the same time find innovative ways of revenue raising that are both popular and effective.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
We need to safeguard local residents and and traditional businesses.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
Tina Stowell: The question that voters are asking in this election is – who’s with us, and who’s against us?
Last June’s Brexit vote had less to do with EU membership than a wider discontent with how Britain is governed.