Also: a windfall tax is an appropriate response to the cost-of-living crisis; banning supermarket deals is not.
It really worries me when coming elections are discussed only in terms of the future of the party leadership.
Ardingly & Balcombe, Aldeburgh & Leiston, Downs North; Horndean Downs, Brundall: what might all these local government losses have in common?
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
With economics, sleaze and environmentalism off the table, Labour is only left with the culture wars to fight the Tories on.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
Voter turnout seems to have gone up in many areas. But is that also to do with the number of other elections going on?
We make it twelve net Conservative council gains, Labour up by three mayoralties…and one LibDem council gain.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
Jihyun Park was beaten, tortured, used for sex and put in a North Korean labour camp – before escaping, and making a new life for herself here.
We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Just one question: is the Party failing collectively over expectations management? Hopes over Hartlepool risk running out of control.
Will it be: Keir On Course, So-So Starmer…or a Knightmare for the Labour Party in Hartlepool – and elsewhere?