We would remain bound by the EU’s protectionist tariff structure, and have our trade agreements determined by institutions on which we were not represented.
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
It has to be said that the visit of many politicians to the site with no tangible results in terms of assistance did not help.
Bit by bit and blunder by blunder, I watched CCHQ pull the rug from under our candidate.
The Conservative Party will never be able to command an overall majority again if it doesn’t stop treating its grassroots like dirt.
This election has found the next generation as committed to spending other people’s money as their elders. This will catch up with them in the end.
We saw some huge swings in this ‘People’s Republic’ and we’re now second in every seat but one.
Labour have combined a huge activist base with clever use of modern media to build a formidable campaigning machine.
Since when did voting for a party mean endorsing every policy in any election manifesto? Especially when large chunks of the Tory offering are in the shredder.
My generation are a generation who don’t watch TV and don’t read newspapers – but do watch YouTube and get their news from Facebook.
We also suffered from CCHQ’s campaigning techniques. Only 50 per cent of our targets we planning to back us. We were knocking up Corbynites.
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
Unless the Conservatives can deliver a fairer deal between the generations, a majority may be forever out of reach.
I was instrumental this year in getting the gay pardon legislation extended to Northern Ireland. Significantly, this was accomplished with the assent of the DUP.
There is a natural path ahead: announce a resignation by the end of next week, and allow a contest to take place over the summer.