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With a Batley teacher still in hiding, the Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion equates drawings with public vandalism.
“They should be wiping the floor with us in seats like this. They just aren’t”, he argues.
The term pits one group against another and does more to damage race relations than enhance them.
There is a back story to how it has come to issue a leaflet that takes sides in the dispute between India and Pakistan.
Plus: I’ll admit that I didn’t see the Lib Dem victory coming. And: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.
Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
The Government’s planning proposals haven’t even gone out to consultation yet – and everyone knows that the current system’s broken.
Plus: Why Johnson will end lockdown in July, but is to blame for maintaining it. And: Labour. Seen as too anti-Semitic in some places… not enough in others.
Plus: Batley & Spen is no Hartlepool. LibDems eye Chesham & Amersham. And: will the West Ham variant hit Europe?
They described Johnson as a “dictator”, and want a local champion. The Conservatives have now selected their candidate.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series, which will run each Monday during the election campaign, on the key contests in each region.