@DPJHodges Problem is it’s true. So many have blind faith in a Brexit utopia .Jim Britt @Jim1Britt • 16 Feb 18:39 GMT
@DPJHodges Johnson operates on the principle of least effort. Cummings is doing the heavy lifting on his behalf, he'll be safe until and unless Johnson has to expend *serious* effort cleaning up after him.
(Caveat: also the ego question though cf Bannon/Trump).
@DPJHodges No denying the Brexit campaign was misleading though. Did people vote for no deal?badkitty73 @badkitty731 • 16 Feb 13:47 GMT
@chrisdeerin @DPJHodges @jogreen1971 @MhairiMcF It seems inevitable that at some point RLB will become Leader (like IDS). Unless Labour can chop her before she loses another election (as the Conservatives did with IDS) that takes us to around 2030. And then it would be a good 2 elections to recover, so c2038.Nicholas Beale @Starcourse • 16 Feb 11:46 GMT
@DPJHodges Suspect you are with H. L. Mencken on this: "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.David Head @DavidHeadViews • 16 Feb 11:22 GMT
@DPJHodges Which is one of the reasons Sajid had to go. His tax proposals were not what a revitalised Conservatives wanted.angie brooks @angiebUK • 16 Feb 11:07 GMT
@DPJHodges Well. Because it’s true?? I voted remain. Did I really know what I was voting for. No. The point is the EU, what it is, what it does, it’s pros and cons was a complete unknown to all but a few real geeks. The longer this goes on we find out more about it (good and bad). 1/2Allan Taylor @AllanTaylor66 • 16 Feb 10:28 GMT
@DPJHodges he was a remainer, he wanted to keep the borders open.Keith Roberts @KeithRo84352446 • 16 Feb 10:20 GMT
@PolhomeEditor @DPJHodges The press was even in my view to both leaders, my personal opinion, it was how jeremy Corbyn conducted himself in parliament. The public got to see him during the BREXIT voting in parliament as this was a high profile news story, they where frustrated, mine started with SalisburyStephen Hughes @Stephen50406759 • 16 Feb 09:53 GMT
@DPJHodges It's possible that Starmer is in a settled position somewhere in between, and you simply haven't traced the entire contour of his politics yet.Nick Dixon 🇪🇺 @_njd_ • 16 Feb 09:43 GMT
@DPJHodges I think his campaign so far has been a master class in how to win with the electorate you have in front of you, rather than the one you want.Aaron Nash @nash_aaron • 16 Feb 09:40 GMT
@DPJHodges Ya! Never before as a policy been hung out there for the public to reject it.
Then it Disappears.
You need to ask Tony for new material Dan.
RT @PolhomeEditor: ... when we knocked on doors and people said they didn’t like Jeremy Corbyn, quite a bit of that was what had been fed i…(((Dan Hodges))) @DPJHodges • 16 Feb 09:11 GMT
@DPJHodges Where’s the evidence mansion tax briefings came from government sources at all? That’s the problem with non attributed briefings.Mike B @fellrunnermike • 16 Feb 08:47 GMT
@picturesque16 @DPJHodges I know and I’m not a zealot for this but if you must do it I think this looks reasonable provided you get the banding right. Say 10% more between 5-10m, 20% more for 10-30m, and 50% more for 30m+Daniel Howe @djh1308 • 16 Feb 08:42 GMT
@dg_davies @DPJHodges @SebastianEPayne You don't get it do you? Brexit/Johnson IS about control. It's about using influence to LEAD and create new realities. If Labour can't do that when they have the largest stake what's the point of them?John Abrams (Liberal Nationalist) @JohnLibNat • 16 Feb 08:40 GMT
@TrulyMarkCooper @BaragashInc @DPJHodges So to be clear? 2016 wasn't the biggest turnout ever but your now saying that a 45.6% vote (Conservative & Brexit Party) in the 2019 General Election made it 'very clear'?Scott Gallacher @IFALeicester • 16 Feb 08:38 GMT
@DPJHodges Boris Johnson gets what he wants No sign of the penny dropping for Dan yetmovingfasternow @movingfasternow • 16 Feb 08:38 GMT
@DPJHodges Having a Remain Chancellor and Remain advisors would hold Britain back in this crucial time of moving the country forward, I an with BorisPam3030 @pam30301 • 16 Feb 08:17 GMT
@BaragashInc @ianbetteridge @DPJHodges If you can’t grasp the change that came with the SC & the demotion of the Lord Chancellor then I’m going to struggle to enlighten you with 200 characters. And separation of powers was a Montesquieu theory that might work for the French (or US) but we had effective check & balanceJohn Locke @johnlockesclock • 16 Feb 08:14 GMT
@DPJHodges Interesting piece. Why didn’t Javid call Johnson’s bluff when PM/Chief Whip asked him to stay? Set a serious of conditions to remain? Javid now risks just being forgotten on backbenches like Hunt etc.Emma Jenkins @EmmaJenkins4 • 16 Feb 08:13 GMT
@RichardHorton2 @MortyMark @DPJHodges The Supreme Court made a value judgement ruling. A ruling made over the executive decision making body. Interfering in its governance. Merging the rule of the separation of powers. We don’t need Blair’s Supreme Court. We have many checks and balances and can vote them outJoe Public - @JOEPUBLIC20171 • 16 Feb 03:43 GMT
@ewan_oozami @MortyMark @DPJHodges They wouldn’t gain power or be given permission to govern by the people at the ballot box. Gov manifestos are voted on by the people which grants permission for their elected reps to represent them.Joe Public - @JOEPUBLIC20171 • 16 Feb 03:32 GMT
@chrismcg21 @MortyMark @DPJHodges Apart from the ballot box that is. We have a parliamentary opposition, lobbyists, media fuelling debate, the right to protest, pressure groups, world and UK big business, civil service leaks to operate checks and balances.Joe Public - @JOEPUBLIC20171 • 16 Feb 03:29 GMT
@DPJHodges Your wanting to have complete control of the press, right, for your Master Dom...Just a Londoner @HandsOffLondon • 15 Feb 23:50 GMT
@DPJHodges So when your making the BBC's stations into your White Jiahdist Radio...Just a Londoner @HandsOffLondon • 15 Feb 23:48 GMT
@DPJHodges Your worry they won't hate Jews enough...Just a Londoner @HandsOffLondon • 15 Feb 23:47 GMT
@billoislove @DPJHodges @realcalpol You know the reason the deportations were halted (not called off, halted), was because a number of them had no access to legal council? If we're now defining that as "woke lawyers meddling", we're heading down a dark - and stupid - path.Чансь @czeczotka13 • 15 Feb 22:13 GMT
@DPJHodges The judiciary has become political that’s the problem! The way it declared prorogation illegal was all about stoping brexit and nothing to do with the law! Prorogation right or wrong the PM has that power! And has always had that power!Phil Clark positive Britain under Boris @Clarky989 • 15 Feb 21:17 GMT
@DPJHodges @_265__ Or he actually has the knowledge and detail to challenge the government. One of Corbyn’s biggest problems was the fact he didn’t do detail nor was he analytical enough to score hits in the Brexit debate. This type of thing will be a walk in the park for KS.Simon Ellis @grfirestorm • 15 Feb 18:34 GMT
@DPJHodges Indeed. Labour will shortly be the wrong side of the electorate on absolutely everything from free movement to deportation of foreign criminals. The government should draw them well into the trap.Spiro Spero @SperoSpes • 15 Feb 17:32 GMT
@DPJHodges Labour or any other Gov would be grateful that the judiciary is kept separate to the governing of the country. We have balances and checks to challenge any government. The Supreme Court is relatively new - created by Blair. Politicising the Judiciary. Those powers need review.Joe Public - @JOEPUBLIC20171 • 15 Feb 16:41 GMT
@kennyhd @AlfredToshLines @DPJHodges @Barrytwitford ...The govt can change the relevant law.
Who brings a case is irrelevant. That’s why judges are independent. The govt is not above the law when it acts. It has to behave legally. Courts make sure that Govts can’t just do what they like - else we have a dictatorship.
@DPJHodges Id feel less scared than I do now, that’s for sure.Louise 🕯 @louiserichmond0 • 15 Feb 13:40 GMT
@kevagame @dcd128 @DPJHodges The statistics and evidence is, naturally, against you. To argue that people shouldn't stand up for any group of people when you see them being deliberately targeted is not patronising its what decent people do.Gordon Craig thrown under the bus, driver @gordoncraig11 • 15 Feb 13:35 GMT