Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
Also: Labour candidates stage a desperate revolt against Corbyn’s pact with the SNP – but is it too little, too late?
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.
After 45 years, justice has still not been served for the 21 people who were murdered. Their families and their city deserve closure.
On the outcome hangs the preservation of the nation state and the genuinely democratic government.
They have spent their lives attacking the people who risk their lives trying to protect us from evil and dangerous people. And they lie as they try to cover their tracks.
If on election day they think the result is a foregone conclusion, then they are more likely to use their vote in different ways.
Plus: A YouGov poll brings back unhappy memories. Elections past bring back happier ones.
Their MRP projection has the Scottish Nationalists picking up several seats, often by narrow margins, which would surprise those on the ground.
Labour is banking on our innumeracy. I don’t say that they are taking us for fools. Plenty of clever and educated people can’t process numbers on that scale.
Who will their taxes really hit? How much will they truly raise? And can this really be described as a ‘moderate’ agenda?
For both Brexiteers and the EU, Brexit is a constitutional issue, from which economic consequences flow, rather than the other way around.
We are on course for a WTO Brexit at the beginning of 2021. Given the opinion polls, the media’s attention would be best focused on the implications of such an outcome for the country.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Also: Reports of strong Tory performance and start of the Salmond trial casts shadow over the SNP; DUP claim they will have influence after the election.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over 100 are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
We are encouraging people to do more exercise. We are investing millions in schemes to boost cycling and walking, which helps improve air quality in built-up areas.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
Plus: The ups and downs of Johnson’s broadcast. Poor A & figures. Conservative and Labour no shows. And: what to give a woman at Christmas.
Also: Prime Minister mocked over claims Ulster goods won’t face checks; and he takes a tough line on Scottish independence as Corbyn swithers.
His attitude ought to worry us. I mean that literally. All these men believed that the end justified the means.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Plus: Labour moves to the Left, the Conservatives to the Right – and the latter has a bad week.
Analysis of current polls shows the Party picking up nine or ten seats; my own sources suggest it will be more like six.
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.