The Union rests on a bedrock of overwhelming economic logic, but it should be so much more. Let the Prime Minister channel Joe Chamberlain.
Posts Tagged: Nick Timothy
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
Nick Timothy is from this Birmingham seat, which could go blue if anyone can be bothered to vote.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
The former fear that it will revive what they believe are business-unfriendly ideas about foreign takeovers and workers on boards.
But that doesn’t mean that she can afford to try to run this election on a timid manifesto. This remains the party’s best chance to win a mandate for tough choices.
That’s the head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, the Chair of May’s Policy Board, the most important Minister you’ve never heard of…and our former columnist.
His great achievement two years ago was to sever the head off the Liberal Democrat snake – and most of the body too. Now he must defang it again.
Alex Morton: Will this election deliver the Joe Chamberlain-style conservatism that May really wants?
In her belief in “the good that government can do”, she is quite unique in terms of UK political post-war history.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
Alex Morton: Pro-immigration. Anti-Small Business. Pro-EU. And anti-Tory. The irresistible rise of the New Professional Class
The core of their beliefs is that elite expertise is preferred and believed superior to messier concepts such as the market or democracy.
The Lord Chancellor has enraged the judiciary by not speaking up for it in what it saw as an hour of need.
Fudge, delay or in-fighting won’t make it go away. It must be dealt with swiftly.
The newspaper acknowledges it was wrong to say he “could be directly implicated” in electoral fraud.