Tories: War over new Defence Secretary

After Michael Fallon's decision to stand down yesterday, former chief whip Gavin Williamson has become the new Defence Secretary and it is not going down well with commentators, party members, and MPs alike. https://politicalscrapbook.net/2017/11/tories-at-war-over-theresa-mays-mad-choice-of-defence-secretary/

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Tories: Could the Latest Scandal Bring Down the Government?

Robert Peston certainly thinks so, as he has today posted on his Facebook page. Here's a brief extract, click the text for his full post:   https://www.facebook.com/pestonitv/posts/1939403306384405 The response from the Government has been very slow with up to 36 Tory MPs supposedly embroiled. Many people, including this well know blogger, are wondering about the … Continue reading Tories: Could the Latest Scandal Bring Down the Government?

Polls: Tories Losing Ground in Scotland

Despite the best efforts of Ruth Davidson (Scottish Tory Party Leader) it looks like all of the shenanigans in Westminster aren't making Scottish Tory voters particularly happy. https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/918813102682071040 In a related story; here's a piece by a 'moderate' Labour supporter who explains why she is supporting the more left wing candidate (Richard Leonard) in the … Continue reading Polls: Tories Losing Ground in Scotland

Tory Conference: Theresa May’s Speech in Full

Despite facing dual setbacks of a severe frog in her throat and a stage invasion, Theresa May managed to deliver her speech at today's Tory conference in Manchester. Instead of going for a reaction piece, here's the text of the speech in full for you to pour over and form your own opinions. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/10/theresa-mays-conservative-conference-speech-full-text/