The Scottish Conservatives do need to build up our activist base. The SNP has been effective in building a loud and bold campaigning force.
My latest round of polling finds no signs of a seismic shift in opinion so far. We find a similar picture to last week’s.
In this marginal seat there is as yet no sign of an SNP surge, and they may just be losing support to Labour too.
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
The SNP’s Westminster leader is asked whether scrapping the nuclear deterrent will be part of their price for putting Corbyn in Downing Street.
Also: Prime Minister mocked over claims Ulster goods won’t face checks; and he takes a tough line on Scottish independence as Corbyn swithers.
As we champion the Union, we need to recognise that each nation is having a subtly different conversation with itself about its future.
A new study asks good questions without providing good answers.
Voters have a clear choice: vote Conservative or vote for further indecision, confusion and delay.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
“I don’t believe we should equate the two things,” the First Minister argues.
The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
The Liberal Democrats have geared up for the upcoming general election with a whopping £12,205 being spent on Facebook in the last week, more than every other major party put together. Labour and the Tories lag behind at £2,812 and £3,111 respectively. The SNP and The Brexit Party clearly haven’t got the memo, both failing […]
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Like almost every millennial, Mhairi Black was tweeting nonsense last night. Her target? The very standard Tory operation to gather data on sympathetic voters. Linking to a CCHQ-run website called ‘Get Brexit Done – Tell your MP to back an election‘, Black wrote: “The Tories have launched a data mining website called get-brexit-done.com Under the […]
By pursuing an election at the expense of the Withdrawal Bill, Johnson is gambling on hammering Labour amidst the December gloom.
It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
Jon Ashworth dismisses a counter-offer on an election by the Lib Dems and SNP.
It would be wrong to see a woman gifted a ‘safe’ seat in a winnable constituency just because there is a lack of female MPs.
The SNP’s rhetoric around No Deal was shown up for the nonsense it is on today’s Politics Live when Sir Bernard Jenkin asked if the SNP would only let Scotland leave the UK under terms the UK could set. Ian Blackford quickly tried to move the conversation on. Clear logic making it an excruciating experience for […]
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I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
Also: Democratic Unionists ‘under pressure’ over Brexit u-turn; and Gove backs Bowie’s criticism of SNP over no-deal preparations.
We aren’t going to beat Sturgeon by apologising for Brexit and we aren’t going to win the hearts and minds of those Scottish leave voters by being passive about it.
Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
The Government’s policy of reminding the electorate that it is keeping faith with the largest democratic exercise in our country’s political history is correct.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.