And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
“If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.”
Having misjudged their message, their methods, and their moment, it is astonishing the extent to which the self-styled moderates squandered their resources.
Plus: The landslide that few dared to predict. How I once tried to become Monmouth’s MP. And: Happy Christmas to all my readers
In vino veritas: talking to voters in pubs usually works. We saw how four of these five contests could be expected to play out.
Most voters will have what to them are more pressing reasons to reject Corbyn than anti-semitism. But none expose more fully why he must be stopped.
Is this really the ‘Brexit election’, or do voters care as much (if not more) about other issues? Heinz Brandenburg (University of Strathclyde), Fraser McMillan (University of Glasgow) and Marcel Hanegraaff (Universiteit van Amsterdam) tested the relative importance of Brexit vis-a-vis health, education and the environment. They found that Labour supporters are less attached to ensuring … Continued
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
“Double-standards apply,” she says when asked about approval ratings and whether she is a victim of sexism.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
Alarming statistics – reported this week in the national press and on high-profile social media accounts – about academics leaving the UK were bogus.
We reproduce a further Twitter thread from the man who helped to advise Ruth Davidson on how to win in Scotland.
There are so many marginal seats here that a small shift either way could dramatically change the race – but at present, the SNP look on track for a good night.
Our nagging worry is: what about voters who may not want to get Brexit done, but are nonetheless apprehensive about Corbyn and John McDonnell’s tax plans?
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.
The Lib Dems are experiencing a similar realisation to the Tories’ 2017 campaign; they launched a presidential-style campaign centred around a figure who, the more voters saw her, the less they like her. In initial literature from the Lib Dems, the party was branded as “Jo Swinson’s Liberal Democrats” with almost every leaflet and advert plastered […]
Advance Together has registered as both a political party and a non-party campaign – a clear abuse of the law. The pro-LibDem pretend political party has bragged about this allowing them to effectively double their national spending limit. It appears that Advance Together have fielded five paper candidates to extend their spending limit in five […]
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All these ‘family friendly policies’ are offered to mothers only if they agree to hand over care of their children to external settings and get out of the home.
Where the Tories have rallied in Scotland, Labour appear to have done so here. There is a broad range of possible Conservative targets, but only a few anticipated gains.
But my latest 4,000-sample poll, conducted between Friday and Monday, finds little change in the overall picture,
If on election day they think the result is a foregone conclusion, then they are more likely to use their vote in different ways.
All three parties have a middling band of targets – what leaps out is how so many Cameron-era gains now seem out of the Tories’ reach.
Their MRP projection has the Scottish Nationalists picking up several seats, often by narrow margins, which would surprise those on the ground.
This region contains a sizeable clutch of those crucial ‘Labour Leave’ seats through which the Prime Minister is trying to pave his path to an overall majority.
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.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson tells Andrew Marr she will not strike a Brexit deal with Boris Johnson. “I’m voting for the things that I’m standing up for,” she says.
The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Lib Dem leader launches her party’s manifesto for the General Election by repeating her opposition to Brexit.