Raising the Council Tax also failed to put fire in the bellies of those who should be natural Conservative supporters. We must win them back.
To waste time now on internal factionalisation would be indefensible to so many party members who worked so hard to secure our majority.
Heaton-Harris was appointed to rescue the Government’s whipping operation. The last 48 hours have not suggested that is going well.
Joe Root is not the only captain of an English institution who should be asking themselves about the value of their staying in their position.
The UKIP leader spotted the opportunity to attack the pious Establishment from a reactionary rather than a progressive direction.
They may very well decide that if the establishment wants Johnson gone so badly he must be doing something right.
“Get Brexit Done, Unleash Britain’s Potential” was the 2019 slogan. The first was achieved in short order. The second is yet to be delivered.
Policymakers should be asking themselves whose quality of life worsens thanks to the current unplanned mess.
We continue our series, putting this year’s local elections under the magnifying glass to find changes and trends.
Don’t assume that it will necessarily happen only after the boundary review has come into effect.
Get MPs to look at the detail of my Bill; quibble, scratch their heads, and maybe improve – but don’t kick it into the long grass.
In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.