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.
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
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.
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
The former Work and Pensions Secretary will be writing fortnightly for this site.
Third in London; second in Rio (at present). It wouldn’t have happened without the National Lottery.
She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.
“We would still help the very poor and we would fight injustices, but the Party would adopt a relentless focus on governing in the interests of ordinary, working people.”
The former is better qualified to be Prime Minister. The latter is the candidate that members want in the final.
Forget IDS’ Easterhouse modernisation and Osborne’s Soho modernisation. It’s time for Erdington modernisation.
The former editor of this site argues that it was the use of disability cuts to fund tax breaks for the better off which pushed Duncan Smith over the line.
Plus: Montgomerie’s legacy. This referendum is a pathetic attempt to hoodwink the British people. Two LibDems in a room at the same time. And: I meet Alex James, not Alex James.
When this referendum is over, a healing process must start – for the good of the country.