His tour of universities raises memories of another – that of by Keith Joseph, whose hundreth birthday would have fallen this week. It needs a modern equivalent.
Also: Tories say data proves Sturgeon should abandon tax plans; Jones joins Scottish Conservatives to menace the Withdrawal Bill; and DUP may back boundary review.
That the company is a government customer isn’t the whole story. After all, few customers must manage the consequences of their supplier’s collapse.
Sir Desmond Swayne stayed awake, and was greeted with a roar of appreciation.
Higher taxes. Social insurance. New Commissions. Reforming NI. Debate on health and social care gathers pace.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
Carillion’s collapse would be tough for any government – but for the Party of business it is twice as dangerous
The price of being thought business-minded is that it reflects particularly badly on Tory ministers when the private sector gets it wrong.
We wish the new Party Chairman well. But if you want to know what he’s up against, just follow the money.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
From this week, ConservativeHome will run fortnightly a Podcast featuring one or other of the editors in conversation with Jacob-Rees Mogg.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
If both of the main parties remain locked together in an unpopular pact, it creates more space in which new challengers can grow.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
Yes, we need a resource shift to technical education. But the loss of the Tory majority last June will make it very slow going.
The Labour leader showed no sign of wanting to get rid of the Prime Minister.
Mind you, the substance of it was a lot better than the style (though that wasn’t hard). The lesson May will surely draw is not to have another big upheaval.