Not long ago, hegemony was within their grasp but the party used its moment of strength to indulge its greatest weaknesses.
Lewis GoodallThe number of candidates in the Tory leadership race speaks not of talent but of total decay. Worse, there is barely a Brexit solution between them, just reheated Mayism and the same dead end gambits. My piece on the Conservative Party on the brink.
Lewis GoodallIn years to come, historians will ask, what on Earth became of the Conservative Party. In 2015 hegemony was in their grasp. Yet they spent their moment of greatest strength, indulging their greatest weaknesses. This contest reeks of total decay. My piece.
Alastair Campbell candidly talks about his experience living with depression.
Lewis GoodallHeading back to work now but spent the morning catching up with stellar @campbellclaret doc on his life with depression. It’s a brave thing to have done. I’ve a close family member with similar experiences and struck a deep chord. Well worth your time.
The Brexit Party is barely six months old but it has already caused an upheaval in British politics, and is widely predicted to command the biggest share of ...
Lewis GoodallFor the last 6 weeks I've followed the @brexit_partyuk, from its very first rally to its last. The Tory party might be about to transform. If so, it started with the rise of this new force: an assault on British political life. My special report.
Lewis GoodallAlmost whatever May says, whatever happens on Sunday, Farage has already won. He’s claimed a second Tory prime minister in a row, he’s defined what Brexit is and what it cannot be and once again the Conservatives will morph in his image. My piece.
Lewis GoodallVery sad news about the death of Brian Walden. Son of a glass worker, Birmingham MP, forensic interviewer- one of the broadcast greats. Can’t think of many who could deliver fascinating, straight down the barrel, half ad libbed lectures on PMs. Stellar.
Lewis Goodall says Britain's true populist revolt is yet to come - even if Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn strike a Brexit deal.
Lewis GoodallThe referendum wasn’t our real populist revolt. That is probably yet to come. Even if a deal is agreed between May and Corbyn-especially if it’s agreed- this is only the beginning. My piece.
Get on the electoral register so you can vote in elections and referendums.
Lewis GoodallToday is the deadline for registration for the European elections. Don’t listen to the cynics: these elections will be of historic importance, one way or the other. However you intend to vote, or if you haven’t decided yet, just make sure you register.
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Lewis GoodallI’ve been following @Nigel_Farage’s @brexitparty_uk from their first rallies. The thing which strikes me most, is how effectively he’s stolen the mantle of change. His message is now bigger than Brexit, it’s about national renewal. My piece from Brum.
A Home Office presentation says a solution which would keep the border open without checkpoints is a distant prospect.
Lewis GoodallNEW: I've obtained a Home Office presentation which suggests it could be *2030* before a tech solution to the Irish border is possible.
-This isn't in place *anywhere* in the world.
-It would involve 28 govt agencies.
-Would be expensive.
Lewis GoodallIf @Nigel_Farage wins the European elections there will be no People's Vote. My piece on why the remainers need a strategy to beat him- and fast. Unbelievably, they don't seem to have one.
A huge change took place this week which exposed the true power dynamics between Britain and the EU for what they really are.
Lewis GoodallBeing in a total daze, for some reason I really needed to take stock of all the things which have changed or we’ve learnt about Brexit and British politics after this incredible week. I came up with 17 (minimum).
The Conservative's Europe problem could split the party but a solution must be found otherwise it will continue to be the dividing line for the Conservative ...
Lewis GoodallTomorrow is the culmination of a three decade long civil war over Europe in the Tory party. But Brexit is bigger than that- it is a symptom of a wider crisis of conservatism itself. My feature report here (incl. Tebbit, Howard, Heseltine and Clarke)
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Lewis GoodallBoris Johnson would never get away with what he's said about burkas if he had an Essex accent. Burkagate reminds us you can say whatever you like in Britain, be rude or even prejudiced and be respected for it, so long as you're posh and powerful. My piece.
Lewis GoodallBoris Johnson's burqagate reminds us that you can say anything you like in Britain, be as rude as you like, even prejudiced, as long as you're posh. My piece.
Chris Mason examines how politicians' accents - and attitudes towards them - have changed.
Lewis GoodallCouldn't sleep last night. So listened to @ChrisMasonBBC's and @josephmdurso's doc on accents in politics. Didn't help with sleep because it was too interesting. Well worth your time. No excuse now not let my Brummie vowels all hang out this am in lives.
The EU is setting a cap on the cost of calls and texts between EU countries, but Sky News has learned that the UK may miss out.
Lewis GoodallAs rumours swirl about a cabinet resignation, some Brexit consequences a little closer to home. British consumers could lose phonecall and text price cap after Brexit and access to a new EU 5G network unless we stay in the single market. My story here