Opposition to a new poll outweighed support in all scenarios but one: a choice between accepting the terms negotiated for Brexit, or leaving without a deal.
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James Frayne: Worboys, acid attacks, knife crime – and why the Conservatives are vulnerable on law and order
Most people believe the main purpose of prison is to punish rather than rehabilitate, and overwhelmingly back tougher sentencing and an end to “early release”.
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.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
People will not accept any arrangement that isn’t funded through the tax system and free at the point of use. So we have to find a way of making the current model work.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Peter Franklin: Ruling political tribes 2) The Conservatives. Gove is now in a position to emerge as kingmaker – or, just maybe, as King.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Political parties and online computer games are not the same, but one sector is seeing massive year on year growth and the other, quite frankly, isn’t.
Priti Patel: Priorities for the new Party Chairman. He should prepare the way for Tory members to elect his successor.
There is no other Party for people who believe in our country, welcome freedom, value meritocracy, and want to live in a society where hard work is rewarded.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
Who gains from the reshuffle will matter much less than what it does. Here are five priorities – including housing as its focus.
Bringing on more women, rising stars and members of the 2015 intake – or even this year’s – will bring less gain than it could if such moves are not part of a policy plan.
Despite having fewer MPs, and despite all the talk of fighting back online, the Opposition is still much more active on the social platform.
Luke Springthorpe: This was not as bad a year for the Conservatives as some claim. But 2018 must be much better.
The full force of policy and how it is communicated will need to be wrapped in an overarching theme of securing a bright future for the country after Brexit.