Dear Prime Minister
As you know, the Conservative Party is arriving at conference more weak and divided than
before. Many are now saying we are the most divided government ever...
Everyone seems far more interested in arguing amongst themselves than solving the
the country or delivering a Brexit which protects British jobs and the economy.
With Tory conference just a couple of days away, I’ve pulled together a file on all the
infighting and political posturing over the last year or so. Worryingly, this new
means I’ve now identified:
- A third of Conservative MPs have publically attacked you, the Party
Government policy. In the last year alone, over 100 MPs have come out against us,
over Brexit or over our (rather threadbare) domestic agenda.
- From Scotland to the South West; from Wales to the West Midlands –
Conservative Party are divided. In every region in the country, at every level of
government, our own politicians are speaking out against us and against each other.
At least all this infighting might distract from the fact that we have no answers to the
problems facing this country. Other than more cuts and inaction we really don’t have a
We will also be sending daily updates throughout conference on key issues of the day. I
tagline is “Opportunity for all”, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.
people have been left worse off and those cuts of ours mean public services have been
into crisis. It really should be “Opportunity to those privileged few we’ve given tax
Try not to be too disheartened by the scale of the division in our ranks. Let’s just try
Gavin Barwell, Chief of Staff, No.10