Scottish independence, economic damage and Nigel Farage as PM: New poll reveals price Tories are willing to pay for Brexit
YouGov polling leaves Ruth Davidson isolated within the Conservative Party, as Brexit is found to be a higher priority amongst the membership than protecting the Union
Who Is Choosing Our Next Prime Minister?
May’s official last day as Prime Minister was Friday 7 June
AS THERESA MAY steps down from her position as Prime Minister, Conservative Party members will choose who gets to run the UK.
But who are they and how well do they represent the population?
Is this what democracy looks like?
Analysis: Tory members have the future of Britain in their hands - unless democracy intervenes
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says that with May on her way out, a furious Tory membership smitten by Farage will now pick the Prime Minister and dictate the Brexit strategy – unless democrats unite and fight for a General Election
THERE is a consensus among the chattering classes (at least the ones on Twitter) that the upshot of Theresa May’s meeting with the Tory backbencher 1922 Committee today is that she will, one way or another, be gone by Summer.
Analysis: In rejecting the Islamophobia definition the Tory party is boasting about its racism
The Tories know that they won’t be held to account for brazen Islamophobia by the media
THE Tory party Islamophobia scandal has reached crescendo with the UK Government’s decision to reject a Westminster cross-party working group definition of Islamophobia backed by more than 750 Muslim organisations.
The definition recognises Islamophobia as a form of racism, and will be debated in the House of Commons today (16 May).
Analysis: Who are the activists trying to push the Tory party to the hard Right?
The right of the Tory party is angry and itching for some political definition
THE Conservative party is more visibly divided than at any time in decades, with relations between the party's rightwing, organised around groups like the European Reform Group (ERG), and its more centrist and dominant tendency around May, all but completely broken down.
At the heart of these tensions is a concern over the direction of both British society and the long term viability of the Right's politics and ability to hold sway over large parts of the population.
‘We want to see a fightback’: Protests greet Edinburgh Universal Credit roll-out
Universal Credit claimants in the capital won’t receive their first payment until the New Year, while the City of Edinburgh Council has already set aside £3m to mitigate the effects of the new system
UNIVERSAL CREDIT (UC), the widely criticised new system at the heart of Tory welfare reforms, began its roll-out in Edinburgh today [28 November], eliciting a storm of protest from opposition politicians and local activists.
In this week’s Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at the divisions in the Tory party through the lens of Abba, after Theresa May’s Dancing Queen entrance on Wednesday [3 October].
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