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Faye Gallacher
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24/06/2019 12:20 pm  

Ariadne Suchet has been a dedicated public servant who was consistently genuine and brought a new perspective to British politics. Whatever you think of her politics or time in office, that is precious.

With politics having been so toxic in recent history it is nice to see everybody across the political spectrum pay tribute to her - I hope that it paves a new start: that would be a great legacy that Ariadne deserves. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Steven Andrews
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24/06/2019 12:23 pm  

With the PM's resignation coming on the heels of a term in office that has been beset by regularly chucking manifesto pledges, it is painfully clear that the British people deserve a fresh chance to vote for a new government.  If the government continues in office, it will in effect be serving without the leader it was elected under, without the manifesto it was elected with, and without any semblance of either a mandate or popular support.

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Macmillan
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24/06/2019 12:25 pm  

With the successful delivery of more powers for the Scottish Parliament it is time that we look at the rest of our family of nations and build a comprehensive new constitutional settlement. As a part of this new settlement the Conservative Party will be presenting legislation to empower the Welsh Assembly and upgrade it into a fully fledged Welsh Parliament. The people of Wales know what is best for Wales, the Conservative Party shall give them the power and the right to take action to promote their interests.

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Macmillan
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24/06/2019 12:31 pm  

The revelation that members of the Government attempted to collude with the SNP to kill the Scotland Act simply because it wasn't the Government's own legislation is appalling but not in the least bit surprising. It even fills in a lot of the blanks that we had left about their conduct since the referendum, why they never turned up to the debate for example, and why they only supported the bill when it was clear that the SNP were voting with us in a bipartisan manner. It is equally clear that Calvin Ward has always put optics ahead of policy and even facts, who can forget his "£1000 tax cut" for example? The Government should spend less time politicking and more time actually delivering on the result of the Scottish Independence Referendum. It was a hard fought victory, if the Government keep on taking it for granted we may unfortunately re-open Pandora's Box.

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Prime Minister (2014)

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William (Will) Conway
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24/06/2019 1:39 pm  

Apparently Ari Suchet resigned, whoops. Who cares?

In all seriousness, while it is good to see the Prime Minister resign, the problem is that the shambolic Labour-Liberal regime is clinging onto power.  It is impossible to know who is really in charge in Westminster with this two headed hydra flailing around.  It is therefore of pressing necessity for the Government to go to the country and ask the people to render a verdict.  The time for new elections is now.

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Environment and Climate Change (2016- )

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William (Will) Conway
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24/06/2019 1:48 pm  

I am fully in accord with my friend and colleague Dylan MacMillan's announcement that the Conservative and Unionist Party supports a Parliament for Wales.   Unionists believe in respecting our differences as distinct nations while maintaining unity under our Crown.  I am excited for a future in which Wales receives the equality she deserves.

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Shadow Secretary of State for Energy,
Environment and Climate Change (2016- )

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Faye Gallacher
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24/06/2019 5:55 pm  

Dylan Macmillan and William Croft seem to remember events differently to me or the British public. Macmillan didn't call a General Election because it was the honourable thing to do, he called it because he was not able to form a government in the national interest. William Croft should remember this particularly because he was in the negotiating room with Dylan Macmillan. 

As usual Dylan Macmillan thinks there should be one rule for him, another rule for others. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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24/06/2019 5:58 pm  

With that said - the future Prime Minister, whoever they may be, must proceed very carefully: as Dylan Macmillan acknowledged if a coalition agreement is stuck to, then there is a mandate to lead. The future Prime Minister must be able to commit to that coalition agreement that Labour and the Liberal Democrats negotiated whilst also forging a new vision for Britain. It's not an easy task, but it is one the Labour Party must be committed to if it is to reconnect with millions of voters across the country. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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William Croft
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24/06/2019 6:00 pm  

I would like to thank the Prime Minister for her service to our country, and commend her for her long career in public service. With that being said, I believe it is imperative for a general election to be called as soon as possible. The British people deserve a say in who leads their Government, and the only way to guarantee they have that say is by holding a general election. If the Government is as proud of their record as they say they are, they should have no reason to fear running on it. The change in leadership of the Labour Party is a perfect opportunity for an election to be held, and if the next Prime Minister wants to be taken seriously, they will call one. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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Macmillan
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24/06/2019 6:06 pm  

Wilson to Callaghan, Blair to Brown, Cameron to Cambel. The recent history of the United Kingdom is littered with unelected Prime Ministers failing to renew their mandate or test their ideas with the United Kingdom and ending in ignominious failure. It is imperative that we break the trend of internal party politics deciding our next Prime Minister lest we end up with another addition to our list. The country took one and a half years to get serious buyers' remorse over Ariadne Suchet, a woman they voted for, how long till they'd lose patience in a Prime Minister that was foisted on them by the Trades Unions and Labour's internal cabal of MPs?

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William Croft
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24/06/2019 6:28 pm  

One only has to look at the most recent set of national polls to see that the British people are experiencing a case of buyers remorse, and are quite clearly looking for a change in Government. Week after week the Coalition has let down the people they've promised to serve, failing to deliver on the economic growth and political reforms they promised during the last campaign. The issues they face are systemic, and no change in leadership will fix them. It's time to allow the British people to decide who should govern Britain, and that means a general election must be called. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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24/06/2019 6:44 pm  

The challenges facing our country, and our world, are great. It is precisely because of the challenges that lie ahead of us, and the Government's obvious inability to tackle them, that Britain is in dire need of a change in leadership. The Conservative Party is ready and willing to provide that much needed leadership. In Opposition we've not simply held the Government to account and kept them honest on your behalf, but we've actually delivered substantial policy initiatives that have improved the lives of people across Britain. Our Scotland Act delivered on the promises that were made to the Scottish people, granting enhanced powers to the Scottish Parliament while the Government dragged their feet. If this is what we've able to achieve in the Opposition, imagine how much more good we'll be able to do in Government. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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24/06/2019 6:49 pm  

The Coalition has had over a year to prove to the British people that they are worthy of their trust and support, yet have succeeded in doing the exact opposite. A budget fiasco that saw the Government having to rewrite their budget twice, massive tax hikes that are devastating British business, and an inability to even show up to the Commons and introduce legislation. The British people don't deserve another month of this, let alone another four years. The time has come for a new election, and with the Prime Minister's resignation, the opportunity to do so has presented itself. The Coalition should do the right thing and allow the British people to choose who they want to lead their country. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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Macmillan
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24/06/2019 6:56 pm  

The Conservative Party's Wales Act, that I have just come from delivering in the Commons, seeks to put the people of Wales at the centre of decisions about Wales' future. We are devolving a number of new powers to the newly upgraded Welsh Parliament including all the powers that our Scotland Act devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Conservative Party believe that individuals know how best to run their own lives and local people know how best to run their local areas. These two philosophies ran through the core of the Scotland Act, they run through the core of our Wales Act, and they will run through the core of our plan for devolution for the United Kingdom as a whole.

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William Croft
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24/06/2019 7:06 pm  

While the Coalition is busy falling apart at the seems, the Conservative Party has just introduced legislation to strengthen and empower the Welsh Government in order to better serve those they represent. For the past year we have been working to hard to prove to you, the British people, that we are deserving of your trust and your vote. The Wales Act shows how seriously we take that goal, putting action behind our words and showing that even in Opposition we will do everything we can to improve the lives of every person in this country. The legislation will create the Welsh Parliament, expand the body's authority over tax and other policy areas, and provide the Welsh people with a government that is better prepared to respond to their concerns. I look forward to supporting it in the Commons, and genuinely hope the Coalition decides to partake in the debate this time around. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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