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Posts Tagged: Tory Manifesto 2017
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.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
Nicky Morgan: Ministers and whips may welcome this delay. But as the new Chair of the Treasury Select Commitee, I don’t.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.
The Opposition have lots of well-motivated infantry and the digital tools to coordinate them effectively. They could put Corbyn into Downing Street.
My pizza-fuelled focus group confirmed why our campaign was so unattractive to these voters, and how we can win them over.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
Once we’re no longer sending the proceeds to Brussels, the Government can invest in education and social care without asking more from the taxpayer.
The general election was a perfect storm for our Party in this part of the world, but looking ahead I think there are grounds for optimism.
The crucial difference between a non-win this month and the win in 2015 was the failure of the Tory machine
May won five per cent more of the vote than Cameron did two years ago. The margin between having a majority and not having one was performance in marginal seats.
Lord Ashcroft’s research suggests where the party performed poorly or badly on June 8: among women, younger voters and Remain supporters.
Nicky Morgan: The choice before us as the Queen’s Speech looms. Adapt to our new circumstances – or hand power to the far left
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
A serious proposal to address the crisis was given the false label “Dementia Tax”