Should Conservatives embrace “the good that government can do”? And: what do you think is the most likely outcome of the general election?
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
The combination of a terror atrocity, mass deployment of troops, an election campaign and no legislature takes us into unchartered waters.
This highest of five threat levels means that “an attack is expected imminently”. They are set not by the Prime Minister, but by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre.
Fear of western girls and women is a part of the ideology which is struggling for control of Islam – the hatred of liberal democracy where Salafism and Islamism meet.
The absence of tariffs comes last, not first. They are the end-point of a successful negotiation, not its starting-point. They are the icing on the cake.
The department may not be the force that it was, but protecting its interests is still a powerful imperative within government.
None the less, a fall in the Conservative poll lead is not unhelpful to Downing Street and CCHQ at this stage of the campaign.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
Instead of trying to work out what the general election result will be, it might be useful to try to work out what the Conservatives think it will be.
We have no objection in principle to the role of the state, but the Prime Minister’s march to the economic left runs practical, economic and political risks.
We should be asking ourselves whether the law is putting our data more at risk than the balance between collective and personal security requires.