The reason is horribly simple, and can be summed up in a single word: Russia (or Putin, if you prefer). Bashing Miliband over Trident isn’t enough.
The choice is between building lots of new homes in many places and lots of new homes in fewer places.
Rushing out new commitments now would on the whole do more harm than good. But we would make three exceptions. Here (again) is the first.
Will it be re-run under the pre-election rules that give more powers to CCHQ?
There is a body to protect the Party’s long-term finances. We need one to protect its long-term electability.
To ensure our party is built to last, it must have a mass membership base.
In this mini-series, Mark Wallace and I will revisit three themes for reform that ConservativeHome has campaigned on before.
The switch in Conservative rhetoric from the “Big Society” to the “global race” comes at an odd time.
People don’t talk about Eastleigh much – but it should loom large in our minds.
Four principles for the shift when it comes.
Affordability Commission…More garden cities…Get under-25s off JSA…Provide incentives to save for poorer people…an English Parliament & Executive…
After a recent trial, CCHQ are using a new tactic imported from the US.
The Chancellor’s plan for it is good as far as it goes. But more new Garden Cities are needed to help solve our housing problems.
In the wake of the floods, the Government has already stumped up extra cash for fixing potholes. It should try to find more for this popular policy.