FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘General Election’

  TAX AND SPEND I think the fevered talk of plots to dislodge the Prime Minister is exaggerated. Whoever is PM on Brexit Day better stand by for massive criticism either for paying the Europeans too much or keeping us too close to the EU. Better to leave Mrs May to take the flack is [read more…]


  THE RESHUFFLE. I would have backed Preston North MP and Security Minister Ben Wallace to be the new Defence Secretary. He was in impressive form at a terrorism seminar I attended during the Tory Party conference in Manchester. He probably lost out to Gavin Williamson because he was a staunch supporter of Boris Johnson [read more…]


    REMEMBER THE TRUTH ABOUT TURKEYS AND CHRISTMAS   There is much idle talk amongst political commentators about a General Election being just around the corner. Why would the Conservatives, who have just been caught out badly with an unnecessary election, risk another one? In May Labour appeared to be way behind in the [read more…]


  AWKWARD TIMES AT MANCHESTER CONFERENCE. The May government is rattled by the growing perception that they are not serious about the Northern Powerhouse. So, it perhaps would have been easier for the Conservatives to be meeting in their other conference city, Birmingham. The city has been confirmed as the UK candidate for the 2022 [read more…]


  NO ENEMIES TO THE LEFT. Jeremy Corbyn does not take easily to adulation. This weekend he would probably prefer to be tending his allotment than hearing “Oh! Jeremy Corbyn”, ringing out from the Brighton conference centre. But Labour’s surprisingly good performance (they failed to win for the third time by the way) in June’s [read more…]