Lesley Riddoch

Lesley Riddoch: Too late to stop Brexit Party bandwagon

Dead policies walking. Dead excuses on parade. Watching UK Education Secretary Damian Hinds on the Andrew Marr programme yesterday, I was reminded of Iain Duncan Smith’s “quiet man” routine – that last embarrassing attempt to postpone his inevitable removal as Tory leader. This time of course it won’t just be a politician but an entire party that fails. And the sure signs are wooden TV performances, where answers to straight questions sound like something from a Monty Python sketch.


Lesley Riddoch: Revoke doesn’t lessen chances of second indyref

Who are the front-runners to take over as Tory leader from the beleaguered Theresa May? Has Gove been smarter than Hunt? Did Raab and Johnson jump ship too soon? Could Hammond’s lukewarm backing for a second referendum put him back in the frame? Has the grey man David Lidington already sewn it up? Or do we believe the gritted-teeth denials insisting no plans exist to unseat the Prime Minister?

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