There is surely no problem with an Etonian being prime minister. Voters are not so chippy. But the “two-toffs” problem cannot be lightly dismissed
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Elections are won in the centre – and the centre has moved rightwards.
Modern centre-right politicians should focus on the cost of living, the housing crisis, worklessness, lack of educational attainment, poor quality childcare and welfare dependency.
He’s not right in every particular – far from it – but the Planning Minister’s speech was a big, brave confrontation of the Conservative Party’s electoral problems.
Neither the Conservatives nor Labour have the capacity to replicate the American President’s campaigning success of 2012 in our own election of 2015
Even Miliband supporters are starting to fret about his shrinking advantage.
Each crime that is prevented is a victory for civilised society – a victory that we should celebrate.
Conservatives are working hard to keep Scotland in the Union, and it’s working. Moving the EU referendum to 2014 risks giving Alex Salmond a lifeline.
Osborne to cut green taxes in response to Miliband’s energy proposal – but why wasn’t this Tory policy all along?
Like the pledge to match Labour’s spending plans, we should never have adopted flawed, left wing ideas as totems of modernisation.
The Conservatives are seen as good for the economy – now the Prime Minister must persuade voters we are good for them and their family, too.
A better showing with them would have won the Conservatives at least 24 more marginal seats from Labour.
The Prime Minister can best beat Miliband by proposing a positive vision of what Britain should be.
On tax, raising the stamp duty threshold tops our “red lines” poll and restoring the 10p tax band comes last
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