What have a millionaire, a privately educated son of an MP and a former Lehman Brothers spin doctor got in common? They’re all writing the Tory manifesto.
Arron Banks’ bid to become the MP for Clacton hasn’t got off to the best of starts.
Theresa May said that she wouldn’t criticise the Daily Mail for its “crush the saboteurs” front page because she believes we “should stand up for the freedom of the press” – but it appears her willingness to stand up for freedom of the press ends at their right to ask her a question.
Labour’s shadow energy minister Barry Gardiner was living up to his title earler today with an explosive performance on Sky News.
The Daily Mail has felt it necessary to use the editorial in today’s edition to clarify that it was not advocating a slaughter of the 48% after its front page call to “crush the saboteurs”.
Having demanded Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and the return of full sovereignty to the UK Parliament for decades, Nigel Farage has announced that he may not run in the first elections to a fully sovereign UK Parliament for decades – because the European Parliament is more important.
Theresa May claimed that she was calling a general election to stop the “game playing” of opposition parties and bring about the same “unity” in Westminster that exists in the wider country. But she’s had the accusation thrown back at her…by a Tory councillor.
Theresa May’s claims over the Government’s record on school funding were immediately and embarrassingly contradicted by one of her own MPs at PMQs.
The chairman of a Tory constituency association has called for the party to deselect MPs who don’t bang the Brexit drum enthusiastically enough.
It’s being reported that Theresa May has distanced herself from today’s divisive Daily Mail front page, which screams that the general election is a chance to “crush the saboteurs”.