There must be more long-term focus if the Party is to win the 40 per cent or so of the vote in 2020 that it should be aiming for.
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
We need devolution for England’s counties as well as its cities – and that can’t simply be imposed from the centre.
As he ponders the ECHR, he has every reason to be secreted – like Holmes himself – with the equivalent of a pound of shag tobacco and a map of Dartmoor.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
Number 10, Matthew Hancock, the Whips, Ministers themselves: all must ensure that Sir Humphrey’s grip is loosened.
Pickles is the Government’s new “Anti-corruption Tsar”. First he must report and make recommendations. And then the Commons must act.
It’s required as soon as possible.
Cameron should trade off giving his Ministers the freedom to campaign for a No vote against his Party easing the push for a fundamental renegotiation.
We begin a new ConservativeHome series on implementing the Conservative Manifesto – starting with one of the main obstacles to some of its proposals.
It’s time to start teasing out the different factors that helped to deliver victory. But we face a challenge – is there any reliable data?
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?