Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
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.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.
The most senior Minister in place at home has a great task before him – helping his country find a new international role (and restoring the morale of an exhausted department).
Human rights should be at the very heart of foreign policy.
The media never understood him, and was surprised both by his successes and his failures.
Far from being a johnny-come-lately to the cause of defending the National Health Service, support for it once cost the former Cabinet Minister his job.
The one-time Shadow Minister for Europe on the the Lisbon Treaty, William Hague, immigration – and the time when Cameron rebelled against the party line on the EU.
Liam Fox today comes out for Leave. In the meanwhile, the Mayor has his own decision to make, and what looks like a snare set before his feet…
Vote Leave and leave.eu need to join together to fight the pro-EU campaign – and not each other.
It deserves to be honoured as part of the great tradition of Conservative social reforming legislation.
In 1997 the Conservatives were in third place in the tally of councillors.
Plus links to the full dissolution peerages and honours details.
As speculation about his successors rises, the Prime Minister’s authority will diminish. MPs will seek to impress their future boss, not their current one.
She’s gone – and, if has a shred of parliamentary integrity, Bercow must accept full responsibility for his choice.