MPs hardly have a great track record of selecting suitable candidates – and the current system allows for coronations when needed.
Conservative MPs, peers, donors, hacks and activists caper their way towards an open grave, with Johnson himself leading the procession. The dance possesses them; it has a momentum of its own; they are powerless to stop.
But there are truths in life – for example, that a stich in time saves nine, beggars can’t be choosers…and that you can’t spend more than your earn. His premiership ends with record spending and taxes.
The author compares politics to a game of snakes and ladders, but demonstrates that it is actually far harder than that.
In the last contest, we ditched the American knockabout for the traditional British format, and had a much healthier debate.
My advice is to unite around a candidate who’s likeable, conservative and comes across to the public. That’s Badenoch.
Whilst the polling presents a mixed picture overall, the survey is once again broadly in line with professional pollsters.
Flirting with repealing the ban tripped up both Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt. Will any of today’s wannabes make the same mistake?
No Conservative leader has lost a challenge as Prime Minister, but neither have any survived their victories by as much as a year.
“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.
In place of deviations from the Number Ten line have come the squashing of Rayner and even a comparison of the PM to Churchill.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
The manifesto committed to encouraging local takeovers of civic organisations or community assets under threat – such as local football clubs, pubs or post offices.”
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.