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Member A-team
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09/03/2019 4:04 pm  

"What do the revelations about Mary Cambel and Harold Saxon mean?"

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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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Posts: 560
09/03/2019 4:10 pm  

As Leader of the Conservative Party I have instructed the Chief Whip, Sir Jonathon Horncastle, to remove the whips of Mary Cambel and Harold Saxon. It is unacceptable that two people who served in some of the highest offices in the land should have put out a deliberate and prolonged campaign of deceit, misinformation, and downright lies to discredit political opponents and the BBC's impartiality. If they had any honour left they would resign their seats immediately.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)

Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 89
09/03/2019 9:25 pm  

It is clear that the in-fighting, trickery and backstabbing in the Conservative Party have put this country at risk. Whilst the nation continues the Government and former Prime Minister has shown no concern for the country and only their own gain. It is unforgivable that the Conservative party is taking itself more seriously than it takes the reigns of Government. We, in Labour, cannot imagine a faltered and fractured party than the current Conservative party - The former Leader manipulated the press to her own gain, ripped apart the current leader's membership, ran a smear scandal on him, focused more on power than policy and has been ruled by the party within; The GBC.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
Parliamentary: 11
Media: 24
Policy: 6

Joseph Allen
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 20
11/03/2019 7:45 pm  

The British people are sick of petty politics, what they want is honesty and transparency from their politicians. Is it any wonder that public confidence in our politicians is so low when those in power play their games of cloak and dagger. Cambel and Saxon where elected to serve the British people not themselves and they put their own interest above that of their country which is unforgiveable and I find their actions disgraceful but lets not kid ourselves to believe this is an isolated problem, the culture of spin, leaking, briefing against party colleagues, manipulation and disinformation that has infected politics throughout the Westminster creating a class of politicians who consider themselves above what standards of decency expected and demanded by the British people.

Member of Parliament for Blaenau Gwent
Total Experience: 29
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Anita Redmond
MP for North Somerset
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Posts: 58
12/03/2019 6:52 pm  
The debacle of the former Prime Minister has left serious questions over the accountability of our most senior politicians. There is much to be said for the fact that our current Prime Minister was correct in his position all along, and he risked his own integrity to prove it - but not all politicians are as principled, and not all can be held to account in the way they should be. Many of us in the party and Government were left disheartened and disappointed in our party’s leadership; in our nation’s leadership - we can only imagine how the country must have felt. 
It is not good enough - and we must do better. We WILL do better.
I believe that accountability is vital - it is simply not good enough that anyone, let alone the Prime Minister, can simply resign their position, face party discipline, and then carry on with their day-to-day lives like nothing has happened. We must show that being a member of the Government does not exempt you from the law, and that should you be found in breach of it, the penalties should be very real.
It is why I propose that we should establish new powers for the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, by including recommendations for mandatory recall elections in serious circumstances, and referrals to the Police for potential criminal offences; independent of any political party, so true justice can be done, or at the very least, that the people can cast their verdict on the individual involved through the ballot box outside of the normal election cycle.
We believe in ensuring trust in politics; trust in your elected politicians, and trust in our ability to deliver on what we promise. When that trust is broken, it is imperative there is an avenue to restore it. When the law is broken, it is imperative there is an avenue to bring those responsible to justice, no matter who they are. I know the Conservative party will work hard to ensure that, and I look forward to being a part of it.

Rt. Hon. Anita Redmond MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset
Shadow Education Secretary
Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities

Former Home Secretary (2014)
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13/03/2019 12:52 am  

Press Cycle closed.

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15/03/2019 7:29 pm  

Verdict: A win for Dylan Macmillan. A loss for the Conservatives.

Dylan Macmillan was right - and his victory is, in theory, a boost for the Conservatives: but the fact is, the public are still going to look down on the Tories bad. Some decent attacks from Labour but they needed a lot, lot more bite and justified more bite imo. Ok damage control from the Tories - that combined with Dylan Macmillan prevents this event from being the serious nosedive in the polls it could've been.

Where my Lib Dems at?

+1 media xp, Anita Redmond

+1 xp of choice for, Dylan Macmillan

+1 media xp Joseph Allen