The Northern Irish border and much of the Irish economy hinges on a deep partnership with the UK which will struggle to straddle the EU frontier.
Salman Anwar: If we want to win student votes, never mind tuition fees. A bigger problem by far is maintenance loans.
The Party should propose a radical shake-up of this system in which we aim to break the link from parental income to the overall loan.
We relied on our candidate’s Twitter postings, and believed that nothing was more effective than talking to people on the doorsteps. This may no longer be true.
Scott Kelly: For jobs and prosperity, young people need better technical eduction, not more higher education
The opportunity for young people to gain high-level work related skills would also help bridge the social divide between those who have a degree and those who do not.
Hundreds if not thousands of pubs have disappeared because the people who used to enjoy a drink and a smoke together have gone elsewhere or stayed at home.
Richard Short: There is a way to lift the pay cap – without caving in to Labour’s plan and putting jobs at risk
We should look again at appreciating the added value that the public sector brings to the wealth of the economy – and lift the cap for low earners.
Governments are not re-elected in gratitude for past achievements. It is our plan for the future which will decide the next election.
Benedict Rogers: Twenty years on from leaving Hong Kong, Britain risks selling its honour – as China flouts and abuses justice
As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.
My pizza-fuelled focus group confirmed why our campaign was so unattractive to these voters, and how we can win them over.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
Many of Brussels’ demands, including for continued oversight by the European Court, are quite simply preposterous.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.
Charlie Elphicke: I helped beat the hard left in the 1990s. We can do so again by putting Compassionate Conservatism first.
Every Tory I know is in politics to help the less fortunate, but we must get better at telling voters that.
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.