Once we’re no longer sending the proceeds to Brussels, the Government can invest in education and social care without asking more from the taxpayer.
John Strafford: This election campaign was a disaster. The Party must be radically reformed to stop it ever happening again.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
The Party must step up to provide organisation, oversight, training, and resources so our activists and members can advocate for the Tory cause.
We failed to campaign properly on the economy, and on schools & hospitals. More money must be found for the latter without tax or borrowing rises.
So much of the good work done under David Cameron was undone by this election campaign. Things must change or a majority will stay beyond our reach.
It is perfectly possible to govern well and enact great change with very little legislation. In fact, it can even be a blessing.
Ben Jeffreys: Scrap tuition fees. Fairer school funding. Votes at 16. How the Tories can win young people’s support.
Increasingly, the Conservatives are seen as protecting the interests of those who have acquired wealth by their old age.
Mohammed Amin: The Government should now agree a Brexit position with other parties and the devolved administrations
After negotiations with the rest of the EU have been completed, the final agreement must be brought back to Parliament.
Richard Holden: How and why the LibDems went backwards in every English and Welsh seat they defended
With seven of their nine seats in England now held with majorities of less than eight per cent of the vote, the next election offers a chance to take them out for good.
The general election was a perfect storm for our Party in this part of the world, but looking ahead I think there are grounds for optimism.
Phil Taylor: Much of what you have read about the causes of the Grenfell Tower disaster is unproven – or else plain wrong
Management of the block was not farmed out to some profiteering, Rachmanite landlord. It was run by a body on which tenants themselves were in a majority.
Henry Newman: Hammond has listened to his colleagues over Brexit. Now they should listen to him, and make it open – not closed.
His Mansion House speech offered an opportunity to shift the tone of Brexit policy towards openness, liberalism, free trade and responsible capitalism.
Simon Clarke: Students. Don’t cringe, try to be cool and promise to scrap tuition fees. Instead, treat them as adults.
And just about the worse thing we could do would be to send out the campus Tory boys and girls to bark the party’s message like an army of daleks.
Even in an age where institutional attachments run shallow, too many young people are coming to share a deep-seating dislike of our Party.
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.