She said: “I was told that at the reshuffle meeting in Downing Street that ‘Muslimness’ was raised as an ‘issue’, that there were concerns ‘that I wasn’t loyal to the party as I didn’t do enough to defend the party against Islamophobia allegations’.”
It has been said that Christian Wakeford is a mere career opportunist who detected an early whiff of a Tory bloodbath at the next election. Many on the left and right are suspicious – united in mutual mistrust by a defector in their midst.
Why is the pound sinking? The worst performance, among major currencies, is against the dollar — which is especially bad news, because so many commodities (notably oil) are traded in US dollars.
The destruction of the UK’s land-based wind energy industry by the Tory government exemplifies why so many people were out being arrested in recent direct actions by Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil. In 2015, the David Cameron
The last time a minority Labour government was formed after an election was in February 1974. There was no “coalition of chaos” then. There wasn’t even a coalition of stability. Harold Wilson chose to go it alone, presenting Labour’s programme for government in the Queen’s Speech and winning the vote on it in the House of Commons.
In a leaked recording, Liz Truss, the Tory leadership candidate and bookies’ favourite to be the next prime minister, can be heard attacking British workers. She said they needed “more graft” and suggested they lacked the “skill and application” of rivals abroad. When asked about the comments, Truss replied: “I don’t know what you are quoting here.”
Channel 4 said their one-hour live debate was for party leaders only but Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to take part.
The most depressing thing about the Tories running about 20 points behind Labour in the polls is that they’ve clearly decided they can’t win the next election on the usual issues that decide such contests — the cost of living, the economy more generally, public services — and have instead decided to try and win on so-called
Boris Johnson will probably succeed when it comes to selling his new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions in England to the public, but persuading fractious, lockdown-sceptic Conservative MPs to buy it will prove more tricky.