Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
As well as sending a very strong signal to Moscow, the Government is making good progress towards a Brexit deal too.
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.
Also: Border Force recruitment sparks fear of hard border for Wales; SDLP denies rumours that it will step aside for Fianna Fail; and more.
The Labour leader could have spent his career choosing to challenge anti-semitism among his allies. Instead, he has got used to overlooking it.
Lower interest rates and monetary manipulation have been presented as the solution to our economic woes. But increasingly they create them.
Stop and search requires very careful and sensitive handling, but it’s hard to conclude that an increase isn’t warranted.
The Government should return to the approach championed in 1988, and abandon the practice of punishing landlords.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
Iain Dale: A revitalised and purposeful May heads for the Welsh hills to call an election (just kidding, folks)
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
Also: Plaid leader refuses to support the Government over Salisbury; Foster suggests ‘shadow assembly’ for Northern Ireland; and more.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Here are just a few of the ways that I have seen work and that government should be adopting more broadly.
Looking back, 55 years of Liberal and Liberal Democrat by-election success looks less important than UKIP’s two-year surge.
Iain Dale: Will the price of an EU deal be French-made blue passports and Spanish boats in British waters?
Plus: The Whips need to get a grip. I greet the recovery of the pound. I fear for the future of our high streets.