Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
“It refers this issue back to the people so we can end the gridlock in Westminster,” explains Chuka Umunna.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
No strategic judgement, no grassroots depth, no clear command structure, no unifying belief system, and a bunch of fractious personalities make for big trouble.
A lethal combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has seen the Remain wave pass the would-be mould-breakers by.
It’s the classic small party dilemma – do you accept recruits and defectors, even when they come with baggage?
Change UK are not the problem for the Conservatives. Rather, it is their own change narrative is ultimately weak.
Hamas, Hezbollah, the IRA, Assad, Maduro, dodgy Czech ‘diplomats’, Iranian propagandists….the list goes on.
I believe that the actions of politicians over the last two years have seriously weakened trust in the system.
Tory difficulties are bound up with Brexit. Labour’s stretch wider, and are part of wider ones for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
It rarely worked for the Conservatives when they tried to out-UKIP UKIP.
The Labour spokesman also calls his former colleague out for not offering the people of Streatham a ‘people’s vote’.