Morning in Westminster

Guido was having a drink last night with a savvy, unsuccessful Labour PPC from the last election. When I said that Cameron will win the next election, instead of laughing he replied that he himself was young and a period in opposition would suit him career-wise. New Labour senses it now has a real challenge.

There really is a palpable sense of change around Westminster, the next 20 days will be interesting. Gordon on the Today programme this morning used the “same old Tories, just with a makeover” line. That spin won’t work if Cameron delivers new faces and a new image based on real change. The next generation has to be given front-line jobs. Change to win now has to really become more than a slogan. Guido’s normal cynicism will resume tomorrow.

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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