Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
Posts Tagged: William Hague MP
Stephen Booth: Why Trans-Pacific Partnership membership can bolster the UK’s relationship with the US
The pandemic has huge geopolitical implications. Britain can better its aspirations by joining the CPTPP.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
Howard Flight: The Party must have an elected Chairman – and local Associations that take back control
The truth is that the Conservative system was not broke before 1998 and didn’t need fixing; and that the 1998 constitutional reforms were a failure.
John Strafford: The Conservative Party no longer belongs to its members. No wonder it faces an existential crisis.
If we do not leave the E.U. on terms that are acceptable to the members of the Party, large numbers will leave it. Here’s how we got here.
Profile: David Lidington – the Tory loyalist diverging from his leader over Brexit. And now tipped as her successor.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
Plus: But her deal’s so bad I’d rather Remain. Robbins is the real Rasputin, not Timothy. Would I really vote Tory tomorrow? And: Carry on Cocks and Dicks.
A new leader would need a new plan to reverse this evident humiliation of May’s leadership and of British statecraft.
Andrew Green: Norway, for now or forever, isn’t the way to travel. It would mean no real control of migration from Europe.
There are indeed mechanisms for mitigating damaging immigration flows, but these are tightly constrained.
And, late in the day, the Prime Minister bows to our advice, and rushes on to Marr, today, to make the case for her new proposals.
Tim Bale: Why the real Conservative membership figure matters to the whole country – not just the party
Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 2) The Conservatives. Gove is now in a position to emerge as kingmaker – or, just maybe, as King.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
The most senior Minister in place at home has a great task before him – helping his country find a new international role (and restoring the morale of an exhausted department).
Fiona Bruce, Fiona Hodgson and Benedict Rogers: The new Government should speak out on China’s human rights abuses
Human rights should be at the very heart of foreign policy.