An interesting solution to Mrs May's problems with Farage would be to see him enobled and got out of the way, what I mean is make him UK Ambassador to US. Trump could easily reciprocate and make Mrs Clinton US Ambassador to UK. A nice little exchange programme. I wouldn't mind seeing less of Farage and more of Mrs Clinton in the UK.
I would like to see either Theresa May, Phillip Hammond or Graham Brady; my No.1 choice would be Graham Brady.
What I am a keen advocate for at this current time, or until the next General Election is a National Government which will be in the national interest to do so and to stem the national crisis that is beginning to engulf us and causing a dis-United Kingdom.
Howard would be a very good choice for Commissioner but I think the best candidate for role if she is not promoted in reshuffle would be Theresa Villiers.
If Lib Dems do stick around so to speak I would suggest the following:
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service: Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Deputy Prime Minister, Lord President of the Council: Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State: Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer: Rt Hon William Hague MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP
Home Secretary: Rt Hon Theresa May MP
Secretary of State for Defence: Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills: Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Esther McVey MP
Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor: Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
Secretary of State for Education: Matthew Hancock MP
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Kris Hopkins MP
Secretary of State for Health: Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Secretary of State for International Development: Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Scotland: Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: Anna Soubry MP
Secretary of State for Transport: Simon Reevell MP
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Rt Hon Edward Vaizey MP
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: Rt Hon Edward Davey MP
Secretary of State for Wales: Rt Hon David Jones MP
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office): Rt Hon Liam Fox MP
Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal: Rt. Hon Andrew Mitchell MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General (Cabinet Office): Rt Hon David Laws MP
Attorney General: Oliver Heald QC MP
**Not a Governmental position but thought I would throw into the mix as I think the ideal Conservative Party Chairman would be Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP.
I must admit that we have a lot to do in the North of England. The only reason that UKIP are getting ahead in the North is because they are tapping into the psyche of the disgruntled Labour voter which is natural territory for the BNP. Look what happened to the BNP, there bubble burst and they have somewhat consigned to electoral history, the same will happen to UKIP...not overnight but in time. I believe that UKIP's current victories will not necessarily translate into success at the general election. We must however do more to discuss more about immigration, Europe and welfare and also from my discussions on the doorstep, defence.
I think turnout will be poor particularly due to environmental factors - rain and voter apathy. My guess would be we will probably see a turnout of 41/42%.
My election prediction is:
Lib Dems: 9%
I always thought Mr. Farage had a case of a foot in mouth disease but now he has put both of his feet in his mouth at the same time and now has no leg to stand on.
To Mr. Legard's credit at least he has some connection with the area being a Councillor for the Wolds Ward in Ryedale District Council and he is a barrister in York.
I hope Boris will not be "parachuted" into Malton and Thirsk. Even though it is a safe seat he would be in for one hell of a ride and be cannon fodder for not only any Independent Conservatives so to speak or any local candidates, particularly if UKIP were to field one. The best is for Boris if he does seek a seat is to seek one in the South...North West Hampshire is a much better bet. Localism is key to us winning and holding onto seats in the North not having cronies of anyone or anyone with no connection to the area being parachuted in.
Colonel Stewart would be a good choice. My choices would either be David Davis, Desmond Swayne or Nicholas Soames.