Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

4 July 2016
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Our next Prime Minister – time for Conservatives to decide

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Unlike my position on the EU referendum itself, where I deliberately avoided participating in either campaign, I have decided to publicly state who – of the five candidates on offer – I want as the next leader of the Conservative … Continue reading

28 June 2016
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The next Prime Minister

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Nominations for the Conservative Party leadership election – and, by extension, the internal election for the next Prime Minister – open today and close on Friday. Conservative MPs will whittle down the contenders to a final two, who will then … Continue reading

6 June 2014
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A few random thoughts about the Newark by-election

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Reading the runes from a by-election result is always problematic. The local nature of the event means that it’s hard to draw national trends, while protest votes and tightly focussed campaigns by all parties have an effect that won’t be … Continue reading