Some Ministers think that a Brexit Party win there could shift Labour to back May’s deal. But there’s an issue with timing.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
A running list of the current Members of Parliament, of all parties, who aren’t seeking to stand again.
Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
This election follows a referendum that strained, and in some cases shattered, party loyalties. The Prime Minister ought now to be building her own big tent.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Plus: May’s legs, Starmer’s hair, Sturgeon’s legs, Warsi the enemy within, Carswell the rebel without, pigs may fly in Dumfries. And: A Rudd-faced Home Secretary.
If he wants to rejoin the Conservatives, he should be readmitted. But that’s not to say that he should be the candidate in Clacton in 2020.
The multi-millionaire has been suspended from the party after criticising Nuttall’s leadership.
Resolving the row between Carswell and Farage is beyond our powers, but we must do what we can to help.
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The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
The concept of a non-party party, standing independents to “clean up politics” has been tried before.
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
Now I have switched from UKIP to the Conservative Group on the excellent Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.