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Swinson's ‘bicep-kissing' strategy does not appear to be working

SWINSON'S ‘BICEP-KISSING' STRATEGY DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE WORKING

At the end of last month, the always-sharp Paul Waugh laid out the Liberal Democrats' strategy for the election, which rests on difference...

ANDREW WOOD: WE NEED A STRONG DEFENCE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD

Cllr Andrew Wood is the Leader of the Conservative Group on Tower Hamlets Council and a councillor for Canary Wharf Ward. With a new...

 
 
 
Newslinks for Monday 18th November 2019

NEWSLINKS FOR MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2019

Johnson makes election pitch to business... “The prime minister and Jeremy Corbyn will set out their rival pitches in speeches to the...

IZZI SECCOMBE: A LABOUR GOVERNMENT WOULD FAIL TO PROVIDE THE SUPPORT THAT COUNCILS NEED

Cllr Izzi Seccombe is the Leader of Warwickshire County Council and the Leader of the Conservative Group of the Local Government Association. Now...

 
 
 
Neil O'Brien: There are still weeks to go, but for backbenchers like me, campaign 2019 feels much, much better than 2017

NEIL O'BRIEN: THERE ARE STILL WEEKS TO GO, BUT FOR BACKBENCHERS LIKE ME, CAMPAIGN 2019 FEELS MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN 2017

Neil O'Brien is MP for Harborough. The Midlands sky was November grey, and there was the smell of a coal fire from somewhere. I was...

CHILDCARE POLICY SHOULD SUPPORT ALL PARENTS WITH CHILDREN - NOT JUST THOSE WHO WORK IN THE LABOUR MARKET

It is good that the Conservatives are mulling childcare policy , which is a subset of families policy, on which the Party has had little...

 
 
 

WATCH: TORIES ON IMMIGRATION 2) RAAB STRESSES PUBLIC CONCERN IS WITH ‘THE KIND OF IMMIGRATION', NOT JUST VOLUME

Dominic Raab on British orphans in Syria: “Where there's no security risk, of course, we will seek to repatriate them to this country”...

WATCH: LABOUR HAS BUSINESSES THINKING ‘WE'RE NEXT', SAYS CBI'S FAIRBAIRN

“Is Jeremy Corbyn a friend to business?” asks SophyRidgeSky. CBItweets chief cbicarolyn says she's spoken to businesses who worry “we're...

 
 
 

WATCH: BLACKFORD: ‘WE NEED TO MODERNISE OUR DEFENCE FORCES, TRIDENT DOESN'T PLAY A PART IN THAT'

Marr : Does Labour's Jeremy Corbyn need to scrap Trident to gain SNP support? SNP's Ian Blackford: “We need to modernise our defence...

WATCH: TORIES ON IMMIGRATION 1) LEWIS - “A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING IMMIGRATION DOWN”

“A Conservative government with this system will bring immigration down.” Security Minister BrandonLewis says the Tories are not setting “arbitrary...

 
 
 

WATCH: LABOUR ON IMMIGRATION 1) ASHWORTH WON'T SAY IF THEY WANT NUMBERS UP OR DOWN

Labour's JonAshworth refuses to say whether the party wants immigration to go up or down. He says Labour wants a “balanced, fair approach”...

WATCH: LABOUR ON IMMIGRATION 2) CORBYN - ‘THERE WILL BE A GREAT DEAL OF MOVEMENT'

Marr : Will freedom of movement end after the UK leaves the EU? Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “There will be a great deal of movement”...

 
 
 
Newslinks for Sunday 17th November 2019

NEWSLINKS FOR SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2019

Conservatives take the lead with working-class voters “Boris Johnson has extended his lead over Jeremy Corbyn as he strengthens the...

CHRIS WHITESIDE: I'VE WORKED FOR BT FOR OVER 30 YEARS. HERE'S MY TAKE ON WHY LABOUR'S BROADBAND PLAN WOULD DESTROY THE INDUSTY

Chris Whiteside MBE is Conservative health spokesman on Cumbria County Council and Deputy Chairman of North-West Region. He was Conservative...

 
 
 

THE PRINCE, THE POLL AND THE PEOPLE

Since Sunday is the first day of the political week, we often open it by writing about the morning's papers - especially about polls,...

SHABNAM NASIMI: THE CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO MUST INCLUDE MEASURES TO GRAPPLE WITH ONLINE EXTREMISM

Shabnam Nasimi is a Third Sector Consultant. She is the founder and Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Afghanistan. We saw two...

 
 
 
Newslinks for Saturday 16th November 2019

NEWSLINKS FOR SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2019

Labour challenged over “crazed” scheme to nationalise broadband “The prime minister attacked Labour's ambitious plan to nationalise...

NICK HARGRAVE: WANTED. A TOO DIFFICULT DEPARTMENT TO HELP TACKLE INTRACTABLE POST-ELECTION PROBLEMS

Nick Hargrave is a former Downing Street special adviser, where he worked under both David Cameron and Theresa May. He now works at...

 
 
 

LORD ASHCROFT: MY NEXT THREE FOCUS GROUPS IN LABOUR-HELD, LEAVE VOTING CONSTITUENCIES

Last week my election focus groups took us to three constituencies the Liberal Democrats were hoping to corner the market in disgruntled...

COUNCIL BY-ELECTION RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY AND FORTHCOMING CONTESTS

Eden - Shap Lib Dems 184 Conservatives 128 Putting Cumbria First 67 Lib Dems gain from Conservatives Fife - Dunfermline East SNP 1,526...

 
 
 



Edinson Cavani 'urges Lionel Messi to FIGHT him to which the Argentine responds

Edinson Cavani 'urges Lionel Messi to FIGHT him to which the Argentine responds

Edinson Cavani allegedly asked Lionel Messi if he wanted to fight him during Argentina's 2-2 draw with Uruguay on Monday night. Cavani was reportedly seen wishing to brawl with... Read more ...

I'm A Celebrity's Ian Wright reveals best pal Mark Bright is dating his...

I'm A Celebrity's Ian Wright reveals best pal Mark Bright is dating his estranged sister Dionne

During an interview on the True Geordie podcast, shared by The Mirror, Ian, 56, admitted that he stopped speaking to his half-sibling after she was 'disrespectful' to his... Read more ...

Scarlett Moffatt 'dropped from her 'dream job' on Ant and Dec's Saturday...

Scarlett Moffatt 'dropped from her 'dream job' on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'

Scarlett Moffatt, 29, has been reportedly dropped from her 'dream job' on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Read more ...

Kate Middleton stuns in black dress as she arrives with Prince William at...

Kate Middleton stuns in black dress as she arrives with Prince William at the Royal Variety Performance

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Somerset handed 12-POINT penalty for 'poor' pitch in County Championship...

Somerset handed 12-POINT penalty for 'poor' pitch in County Championship decider against Essex

Somerset will start next season on minus 12 points after a disciplinary panel ruled the Taunton pitch for September's title decider against Essex 'poor' because of uneven bounce. Read more ...

Jeffrey Epstein ‘sex slave' Virginia Roberts films BBC interview ‘to shatter...

Jeffrey Epstein ‘sex slave' Virginia Roberts films BBC interview ‘to shatter Prince Andrew's “appalling” sex denials'

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Mauricio Pochettino holds crisis talks with Daniel Levy over potential...

Mauricio Pochettino holds crisis talks with Daniel Levy over potential Tottenham exit

The Argentinean has been feeling the pressure following Spurs' woeful recent form and his time at the club may well be drawing to an end Read more ...

Coronation Street spoilers: Roy Cropper reveals huge decision to Carla...

Coronation Street spoilers: Roy Cropper reveals huge decision to Carla Connor after sad death

Roy Cropper always means well but his best efforts only make things worse as he tries to step up for dying brother Richard and his daughter Nina in Coronation Street this week... Read more ...

Brit backpacker Grace Millane 'went on BDSM sites and liked to be choked...

Brit backpacker Grace Millane 'went on BDSM sites and liked to be choked during sex'

Grace Millane used the BDSM dating websites like Whiplr and was on it an hour before she met her alleged killer. She practised choking with her ex-boyfriend it has been... Read more ...

South Dakota's new 'Meth. I'm on it' campaign sparks confusion and ridicule

South Dakota's new 'Meth. I'm on it' campaign sparks confusion and ridicule

A new awareness campaign to warn people of the dangers of meth has sparked criticism in South Dakota. It features the motto 'Meth. We're on it' , which critics say provokes... Read more ...