As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
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.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
The Labour leader’s years of indulging the IRA, who murdered the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, should not be forgotten.
Successful Singapore is simply copying what previous Conservative governments have done – namely, to deliver directly hundreds of thousands of new houses.
The very last thing the tyrant would have done would be to restore sovereignty to Parliament.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
This election follows a referendum that strained, and in some cases shattered, party loyalties. The Prime Minister ought now to be building her own big tent.
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
It’s past time that the record was set straight on the life and achievements of this remarkable Tory statesman.
“It is wonderful that you are releasing an album on March 17 to mark your 100th birthday. Why have you decided to do this?”
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.