Tory MPs’ Ad Ban Hypocrisy

Boris proposing a junk food ban may well get his cabinet into a sticky situation. It was just a few months ago that the PM was posing with ‘Get Brexit Done’ doughnuts, and snapping pictures at fast food restaurants. Pictures which ran on the news before the watershed…

Guido has compiled an embarrassing list of these nannying ministers engaging in plenty of politician plugs for less than healthy food that should reasonably fall foul of the rumoured new guidelines. Or is it one rule for politicians and another rule for the rest of us?

Outside of the ministerial ranks, Shailesh Vara won’t be able to advertise his Stilton any more, Alicia Kearns will not be able to promote her constituency’s Melton Mowbray pork pies, now Scott Mann and his Cornish pasties. Or they could just ditch this hypocritical nannying big state measure before it hits the statute books…

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Happy Boris Day

Today marks one year since Boris became Conservative Party leader. He became Prime Minister the next day. Since then he’s…

  • Defeated Corbyn
  • Delivered Brexit
  • Won an 80 seat Conservative Party majority

Things that were thought impossible by unbelievers..

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Tories ask Tories Which New Taxes they Prefer

The Conservative Policy Forum – which describes itself as the party’s think tank that bridges the gap between members and ministers, and is based in CCHQ – yesterday sent a “snap poll” to members that has set off alarm bells. The party’s think tank seems very interested in tax hikes all of a sudden…

The survey begins by asking members views on wealth taxes vs income taxes, and goes on to ask how supportive members would be about:

  • tax on individuals’ net worth over £750,000, excluding any personal pension savings and their main home
  • new/higher taxes on increases in asset values (capital gains)
  • new/higher taxes on rent from property
  • new/higher taxes on property sales
  • new/higher taxes on dividends
  • new/higher taxes on pensions
  • new/higher taxes on inheritance
  • new/higher taxes on gifts

Worrying, members were not given the option to suggest tax cuts…

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Tory Whips Throttle Tory Taffia

This morning the Times reports Ministers are “considering revolutionising Whitehall’s approach to devolution”, involving a far greater willingness to “engage with devolution” in an effort to strengthen the Union. Abandoning the “devolve and forget” strategy of previous governments…

Guido hears a handful of Welsh Tory MPs furious at the Senedd Government’s response to Coronavirus have being gagged by the whips from questioning the merits of devolution, keen to avoid any “blue on blue” battles between Westminster MPs and local AMs in the run-up to next year’s Welsh elections.

One of the 2019 intake told Guido that Mark Drakeford’s bungled response to the pandemic is an opportune moment to build a case against the current devolution settlement and educate Welsh citizens about the policy powers of their glorified local council. For years Tories have attacked Labour’s Welsh NHS record, unfortunately swathes of Welsh citizens are oblivious to Labour’s control of the devolved policy…

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Nadhim Zahawi Argues Billionaires Do Not Get Special Access As Anyone Can Go to a Fundraiser

Business minister Nadim Zahawi was asked multiple times on the Today Programme this morning whether a new red wall Conservative voter in Doncaster or Ashfield would have the same access to Government as billionaire Richard Desmond, who was placed next to Robert Jenrick at a Tory fundraising dinner. Zahawi argued they could if they went along to a local Tory fundraiser…

“If people go to a fundraiser in their local area, in Doncaster for the Conservative Party, they would be sitting next to MPs and other people in their local authority.”

Guido’s not sure local authority councillors are on a par with the Secretary of State for Housing

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Working Classes Back Tories, Reject Woke Labour Party

A new paper written by academics Matthew Goodwin and Oliver Heath has revealed that the Conservatives “are now more popular with people on low incomes than high incomes.” While the Labour Party held a lead among low-income voters as recently as 2017, this disappeared in 2019…

In December’s election the Tories established a 15-point lead over Labour among people on low incomes, the first time in history the Tories have outpolled the Labour Party in this demographic. The Tories held a 9-point lead among those on high incomes, this lead grew to 15-points among low income voters making them the true people’s party…

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