The focus is on the choice of candidate. But the first consideration should be what the message should be and how it can be conveyed.
Posts Tagged: Zac Goldsmith MP
Six were from west or north London constituencies, plus Windsor’s Adam Afriyie and Sir David Amess of Southend West.
Justine Greening and Zac Goldsmith: Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off
Support for expansion is the prevailing wisdom, but it’s demonstrably wrong – even using the Department for Transport’s own figures.
The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
He is the laziest and most self-indulgent Leader of the Opposition in living memory.
The Mayor should take the responsibility to be a unifying figure with a positive message – not just churn out doom-laden predictions.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.
Iain Dale: Abortion, same-sex marriage, and Rees-Mogg. He would be a brilliant Speaker. But I fear he has now blown it.
Plus: Cable, the Saudis, arms – and hypocrisy. MPs, the EU Withdrawal Bill, Henry VIII clauses – and hypocrisy. And: on a different note, why isn’t Zahawi a Minister?
Alex Morton: We cannot be neutral in Islam’s internal struggle. Here are three ways in which the Prime Minister should act.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
But if they defy the referendum result, they must also accept the consequences.
Their falling-out is an open wound that risks infection.
A reminder that most constituencies are not Richmond Park, and most voters are not Continuity Remainers.
Promises have already been abandoned – on transport fares, housing, policing. Even trees.
There is a solid case for the Conservatives not running a candidate against him.