As the Conservatives anxiously mull their prospects with younger voters, shouldn’t they think a bit more about the two-thirds who don’t go to University?
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
It is doubtless bad manners to ask, on day two of his new job, what he will do next. But posing the question and trying to answer it is irresistible.
Today’s papers show she already has a tough time pleasing everyone.
Some might like to table amendments to instantly delete bad EU regulations. But that would be a gift to those who seek to disrupt Brexit.
In the short-term, this editorship unleashes a clowder of cats in the Conservative dovecot. In the longer, the move looks like a step nearer Westminster’s exit door.
Near the heart of a decision that both approved was a distrust of the style of politics pursued by the Chancellor’s predecessor.
Resolving the row between Carswell and Farage is beyond our powers, but we must do what we can to help.
The paper offers him publicity, and he is a perfect fit for its developing worldview.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
Reading back, it highlights how supposedly level-headed ‘realists’ were so slow to recognise the true nature of the National Socialist regime.
I can just about imagine why a gay Parisian might just decide to send an unequivocal message to the Left at the next election.
Many on the centre-right call for more plebiscites or get cross about courts taking political decisions. But our appetite for the one and our anger at the other is limited.
Three days on, he is still milking his visit to the President-elect for all it’s worth – and who can blame him?