What’s Corbyn Saying Here?

A lot of mutterings about what Corbyn said to Rebecca Long-Bailey in response Andrea Leadsom’s statement – he does have a track record of disparaging language towards female Tory MPs after all. We’ll leave it up to Guido readers to decide…

mdi-timer 15th January 2020 @ 3:10 pm 15th Jan 2020 @ 3:10 pm mdi-comment Comments
Boris Kisses Another Blonde

Boris has uncharacteristically been pictured kissing a blonde. Except this time it was by accident – with Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom moving the same way as the PM in an attempted cheek kiss. He certainly has a type…

mdi-timer 3rd October 2019 @ 3:18 pm 3rd Oct 2019 @ 3:18 pm mdi-comment Comments
“What Should We Have Wanted…”

Guido was pretty much alone in saying Andrea Leadsom would be better than Theresa May before May’s coronation and afterwards.

Now look, YouGov’s polling of Tory party members shows they wish they had in hindsight chosen Leadsom. Told you so…

mdi-timer 18th June 2019 @ 8:52 am 18th Jun 2019 @ 8:52 am mdi-comment Comments
Rory Stewart Jumps to Second Place With Tory Members

Looks like Rory Stewart’s ‘unique’ style of campaigning hasn’t done him too much harm, he’s managed an improbable jump into second place in the latest ConHome leadership survey. He’s still going to need at least another eight votes if the fun is going to continue. He tells The Sun he is still “one or two votes short”…

Raab and Gove have both been pushed down a place and fall under 10% for the first time in months, Hunt has closed the gap slightly while the Saj has managed to put a bit of distance between himself and the remaining candidates. Hancock looks to have cleared the 16-vote bar with George Freeman’s switch from Gove yesterday, the other three all have work to do. The membership won’t be too distraught either way, it’s just 2% for McVey and Leadsom while Hancock and Harper don’t even muster 1%…

It’s all a bit academic anyway, these are all molehills compared to Boris Johnson’s towering peak – breaking the 50% mark for the first time. His smooth launch yesterday failed to offer any kind of gamechanging gaffe his rivals need to dent his imposing lead. It’s increasingly starting to look like a race for second place…

mdi-timer 13th June 2019 @ 9:01 am 13th Jun 2019 @ 9:01 am mdi-comment Comments
Harper-Leadsom Leadership Negotiations

Tory leadership watchers have been buried under an avalanche of leadership launches today. Gove is launching this afternoon, Hancock kicked off this morning, while Raab launched in the same building as Hancock but at the same time as Hunt. Hunt sportingly delayed by a few minutes but then ended up running into Esther McVey’s abruptly interrupted launch. Nightmare…

Guido can reveal that the Leadsom and Harper campaigns faced an even bigger problem – they managed to book their launches at exactly the same time in exactly the same building, just on different floors. Advisers from both teams clocked the clash over the weekend…

In a twist, Team Harper’s Emma Barr and Team Leadsom’s Lucia Hodgson managed to successfully negotiate with each other to move the events forward and back by half an hour each meaning journalists can go from one to the other without missing anything. Showing off their negotiating skills ahead of any clashes with Michel Barnier…

mdi-timer 10th June 2019 @ 1:02 pm 10th Jun 2019 @ 1:02 pm mdi-comment Comments
Leadsom: WAB is Dead, We Must Legislate for a Managed Exit
mdi-timer 2nd June 2019 @ 10:52 am 2nd Jun 2019 @ 10:52 am mdi-comment Comments
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