The last Prime Minister to seize the centre ground and reduce the opposition to this kind of impotent anger was Tony Blair in his early years.
Posts by Damian Green MP
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Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Damian Green: We have a chance to show the world what Conservative environmental leadership looks like
For too long, combating climate change has been characterised as a left-wing cause. But it is a battle that cannot be won without the Right.
Splitting the difference between clear alternatives may not be sustainable during the coming rough months.
In a world that changes as fast as this one, constant intellectual regeneration should be our goal. Our recovery papers are a contribution to that.
Damian Green: Yes, this is a terrible crisis. But let’s recognise how Britain is meeting the challenge.
The NHS has played a full role in getting us through this crisis, and those leading it should receive full credit.
Damian Green: It would be wrong, and a howling political mistake, to ask the over-70s to isolate themselves indefinitely.
The idea floated that they will have to be locked down for another year or 18 months whatever happens to the rest of the population will not be acceptable.
Damian Green: Our approach to China may now have to be more like our attitude to Russia during parts of the Cold War
My own experience when I was a minister showed two institutions which really didn’t care very much what we thought: the Chinese government, and Google.
Damian Green: Enough of this BBC-bashing. A weaker corporation would mean a weaker culture. And no Tory should want that.
If we are going to make a reality of Global Britain, we need to capitalise on the things about our country that the world likes and admires.
The One Nation Caucus of the Conservative Parliamentary Party has produced a set of principles which seek to reflect our underlying values.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
The former Work and Pensions Secretary gives his view in the final article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
The Government needs to consider three strands if it is to offer a comprehensive solution: state support, private assets, and individual planning.
Supporting businesses to start and grow is a key part of our modern industrial strategy.
After Paris and now Brussels, let’s avoid claims based on gut feelings, out-dated information or – dare I say it – wilful misunderstandings.