Stephen Daisley 18 June 2019 10:47 PM 18 June 2019 10:47 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp If you’ve ever been in group therapy, you will have recognised many of the behaviour types in the BBC’s Tory leadership debate. There was Mr Avoidance (Boris Johnson), who kept his head down and let the clock run out, and Mr Calculating (Jeremy Hunt), who kept his interjections to a minimum and studiously ignored his rivals in favour of speaking directly to the inquisitive punters. There was The Overachiever (Michael Gove), trying to one-up everyone by boasting about his achievements in government and his many plans to solve all of Britain’s ills. Sajid Javid was the Passive-Aggressive Snarker, agreeing with Gove here, jabbing Boris there, and mugging sceptically throughout Rory Stewart’s every answer. For his part, Stewart was the Obsessive-Compulsive Antagonist, unable to resist an opportunity to point out how different he was … [Read more...] about Why the Tory party should worry about this leadership debate
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Robert Peston 14 June 2019 6:34 AM 14 June 2019 6:34 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Before this Tory leadership election started, the party’s grandees and custodians were telling me party members MUST at all costs be given a choice of candidates to be leader and our next prime minister. Now they tell me Boris Johnson is so far ahead – both among MPs and seemingly among the membership – that it would politically insane to stick to the current timetable of two candidates beating each other up in public, in front of mostly retired white men, for four weeks. “At a time when we face the greatest test for generations [delivering Brexit], the spectacle of two middle-aged men scrapping for the votes of our members, who are not exactly a perfect representation of this country, would be catastrophic – for confidence in us and in politics in general,” I was told. So serious thought is being given both to … [Read more...] about Why the Tory leadership race could now be cut short
Katy Balls 11 June 2019 11:22 AM 11 June 2019 11:22 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp On Thursday, MPs will have their first chance to vote in the secret ballot for their pick for the next leader of the Conservative party. At the moment, the consensus in the Parliamentary party is that the most likely pair to make the final two are Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – after Michael Gove’s campaign received a setback at the weekend when he admitted to previous drug use. But what about Sajid Javid? The Home Secretary had been touted as a good bet ahead of the contest commencing. However, Javid has at times struggled to make an impression – and have his message cut through – in what has turned out to be a very crowded leadership race. This is a problem because while Javid has a good number of Tory MPs backing him, in the past few days a consensus is forming in the party that Hunt is the person to get behind to ensure a Cabinet … [Read more...] about Can Sajid Javid reboot his leadership campaign?
BY GORETHY KENNETH Milne Bay Governor Sir John Luke Crittin has backed Prime Minister Peter O’Neill saying that the future is bright under his leadership. Sir John also backed Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Charles Abel saying that he would one day take over to lead. He said since his entry into politics, he has seen governments “made and broken” and that communication was not as good as today, which also came with many issues. “The grass is always greener on the other side when you are in and of course you have Facebook communication … a lot of fake news … and concerning wealth that the leaders supposedly steal – my deputy gets accused of all sorts of unbelievable things – if they were true he will be a multi-millionaire and the Prime Minister will be a multi-billionaire,” he said. “For me, I made my fortune coming through the hard way. “So I trust the deputy Prime Minister I know him since he was a small boy and I … [Read more...] about Crittin backs O’Neill’s leadership
Vanuatu goes to the polls in 10 months time. We are on political countdown trail, and the heat is on. It’s indeed a race, either to the top or a race to the bottom and eventually to oblivion, for many. Next year (2020) will be a very significant one for us in many respects: Vanuatu celebrates its rubee jubilee (40 years of independence), graduates from LDC status, hosts the 51st Pacific Islands Forum meeting, and a host of other events.She has set for herself an ambitious national sustainable development plan (NSDP). Baseline studies and a mini-census are currently underway to ascertain various development indicators to give effect to our national policy priorities.On stability, we have fared better so far compared to our two Melanesian neighbours – PNG and the Solomon Islands.The PNG Prime Minister has already lost several state ministers in ‘a spate of resignations from his People’s National Congress Party’ this week, according to RNZI.Solomon Islands … [Read more...] about Countdown To 2020