At one point he even started firing questions back at me from the stage, putting paid to the moderators’ hopes of continuing the Q&A.
Could the SNP refuse such an offer?
At our Post-Election Conference, UKIP’s only MP was put on the spot, and others were applauded as they outlined great things which can now be achieved.
The Tories are losing this campaign. Sir Anthony Garner’s memorial service. Mrs Keith Simpson trashes my property rights. And: Boris is on all fours with Theresa May
What does the current leadership of the Party think? It has placed no strong reaffirmation of the Union in the election manifesto.
Also: Welsh Conservative leader disowns the national manifesto; and Villiers defends the party’s choice of candidates in Northern Ireland.
The nub of his case is that the long-term future of the Union is more important than this election campaign – which is, by its nature, short-term.
By Peter HoskinFollow Peter on Twitter With the Budget less than a couple of weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to collect some of the recommendations being put to George Osborne by Tory parliamentarians. Of course, the parliamentarians listed below may want other measures too – and there may be other parliamentarians […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. 5.45pm Update: Expanding upon his earlier remarks, Jesse Norman appeared on The World At One, and described the reform proposals as "a constitutional monstrosity", saying the Bill "should never have reached the House of Commons": "Unfortunately the Conservative manifesto didn’t contain anything like the commitment that everyone’s pretending it […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter In day two of yesterday's debate in the House of Lords about reform of the Upper House, Lord (Michael) Forsyth was in very good form. First of all he compared Lords reform to the Austin Allegro: "I wonder whether your Lordships remember the Austin Allegro. The Austin Allegro was probably […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter In my series profiling groups of Tory MPs, most groups I've looked at have been mostly or wholly composed of 2010 intake MPs. The next group is bit different, as it was founded more than 25 years ago. The No Turning Back group has a proud history of celebrating and […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter. The Coalition may get its welfare bill passed but it may do so at a cost to its relations with the House of Lords. The Upper House repeatedly amended the welfare bill – sometimes by large majorities. Labour, crossbench and Lib Dem rebels defeated, for example, the benefits cap […]
The UN genocide system is broken and needs a shot in the arm from a country willing to stand and be counted.