A contest can be triggered in two ways, the first if the leader of the party resigns. If they do not but MPs are unhappy with their leader, 15% of Conservative MPs must write to the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories. With the party’s 317 MPs, 48 would be needed. … [Read more...] about How likely is a Tory leadership contest?
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It’s not as if there’s a dearth of news emerging from the campaign. For example, Dawn Butler, who’s standing for the deputy leadership, told the nation, during an appearance on GMTV last week, that children are born without sex. Now, as odd as such an assertion might sound, it should probably have seeped into the nation’s consciousness beyond the London media bubble and the fringes of Twitter. Remember when Lambeth Council were enraging the nation in the 1980s with (supposed) bans on children singing “Baa Baa Black Sheep” because of its allegedly racist undertones? And yet no one seems to be talking about Butler’s casual on-off relationship with reality. … [Read more...] about The real problem with the Labour leadership race: nobody cares
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Revealing the true nature of the Tories’ economic agenda will mean dismantling their rhetoric. The policy of free ports – low-regulation, low-tax zones – jars with other promises. When David Frost, Johnson’s chief EU negotiator, announces Britain’s refusal to commit to maintaining environmental, employment and social standards on a par with the EU, the Tory right’s dream of a race to the bottom menaces more than ever. The left must prepare to fight it. But the Johnson-Cummings axis has at least understood its constituency. Genuine enthusiasm for economic liberalism has never existed beyond a small sliver of the electorate. … [Read more...] about The Tories have evolved as the left plays the same old tune
However, even though the pair share family ties - albeit distantly - Lewis previously revealed he only met Peter fairly recently at one of his London shows at Scala. In fact, he'd only met him once before the video was filmed. … [Read more...] about The celebrities you never knew were related, from EastEnders’ Big Mo & Gary Oldman to Charley Webb and Jamie Lomas