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/
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?
George Eaton writes in today's New Statesman about how on one hand the Tories are trying to make Jeremy Corbyn's policies their own whilst simultaneously trying to discredit his ideas - good luck with that! https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/10/tories-still-cant-decide-whether-mimic-jeremy-corbyn-or-confront-him
You won't hear this very often but local MPs (both Labour and Tory) are in agreement; the boundary review is a bad idea. http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/15606399.MPs_pour_scorn_on_boundary_proposals/?ref=mr&lp=4
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
Karen Bradley MP (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) is the latest Tory to prove their ignorance of modern information technology. Remember, these are the people who want to regulate your use of the world wide web, do they even know why? The New Statesman points out a few other gaffes by senior … Continue reading Tories: Where is the Internet Again?
A party in disarray! If the leader can't lead a party, how are they meant to lead the country? If they can't agree on anything, how are they going to get anything done? I seem to remember all of these accusations being flung at Labour a little over a year ago, now The New Statesman … Continue reading Tories: Who Will Replace Theresa May?
Beset by all manner of problems, Theresa May delivered the final speech at Tory conference this week. The Centre for Labour & Social Studies gives their response, choosing to focus on policy over delivery. http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/conservative-party-conference
Nick Timothy tweeted to Guy Verhofstadt, “I was in government when the UK tried to get agreement on citizens' rights in 2016. The EU refused.” Here's the truth of the matter https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/10/no-eu-did-not-stop-theresa-may-getting-rights-eu-citizens
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/