n normal circumstances, the favourite candidate to succeed Theresa May as Conservative party leader would be the most experienced member of the Cabinet. Yet Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, a former Foreign and Defence Secretary, and a member of the Tory top team for almost 15 years, is not even standing.
By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
Brexit is not the only cause at stake. Candidates such as Dominic Raab want to return to a small-state, low-tax creed
Now that Theresa May has announced her resignation – and we wish her the very best for the future – the Tories need to pick a successor who has a credible, detailed pan for a genuine departure from the EU.
Prime minister to leave Downing Street, drawing three-year tenure to a close
Plus: Leadsom is a mensch. The Euro-elections may be a Conservative wipeout. And: my interview with Blair.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
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Across The Pond is edited daily by Steve Parkhurst. Steve is a political consultant, a baseball beat writer, a writer at his blog as well as a Senior Editor here at US Daily Review. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveParkhurst