It is entirely possible that the slide can only be arrested by change as radical now as the rise of monetarism and supply side economics were during the 1970s.
Her needs to deliver bold measures, but also show that he can read the politics and mood of the party and country.
The Government needs to announce a hit list of five to ten councils where they will intervene where the gap between delivery and target is greatest.
People want a new settlement, not establishment politics.
Simply banging on about the socialist 1970s will not cut it. We need our own vision. Focus on shared ownership as the model for new housing would be a good start.
We will have one shot at getting the revision of the Planning Framework right. This makes the next eighteen months critical for the Conservatives’ long-term future.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.
May should have cut fuel duty pre-election – and longer term, we will need to switch to taxing congestion.
When I worked in Number Ten, the people who grasped most clearly this ideology’s threat were my Muslim co-workers.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
Placing every single decision in the hands of a tiny group is not a viable long-term strategy, but a recipe for total (nervous) breakdown.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.