Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
Last year’s general election saw Labour decisively re-open a lead which we had worked hard to reduce in 2010 and 2015.
Far from all young people are dyed-in-the-wool Corbynites. To improve the Conservative vote we need to find the right ways to communicate.
Elevating the political class to a special status in law would alienate voters further. And a catch-all restraint on free speech would be used as a political weapon.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
Fresh research bolsters ConservativeHome’s case for a new Chairman and urgent Party reform – and offers a glimmer of hope.
Altogether, 31 per cent of Conservative Party member respondents foresee Labour taking power – be it by coalition, minority government, or an outright majority.
The lacklustre General Election campaign was consigned to second place. Donald Trump’s inauguration was a distant third.
He has now declared there will be an election soon and he “will probably win”. Might he be getting too cocky?
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
It would be the logical next step after taking back control from Brussels. And it would pull the rug from under Corbyn’s feet.
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.