Whatever the answer, the party’s rise and the elevation of Paul Nuttall is a potential disaster for Labour.
Posts by James Frayne
James Frayne is Director of Policy and Strategy at Policy Exchange and author of Meet the People, a guide to public opinion.
We are often poor at commercialising technology. Doing so requires scale, which in turn means we need large numbers of qualified people.
Strong on regional and economic policy, muddled in its approach to managing Departments, and seriously, worryingly under-powered on foreign affairs.
It should be the role of the Higher Education Minister to make the Government’s view known that on campus there are practically no limits to intellectual discussion.
Helping hard-working people get the homes, services, and security they deserve should be at the front of the Chancellor’s mind as he prepares the Autumn Statement.
Housing, roads and networks are three priorities for the Autumn Statement.
James Frayne: This is what happens when those making political decisions lose touch with the lower middle class
The political class must respond to revolutionaries’ demands or face further defeats.
James Frayne: Just-about-managing voters value fairness. The Government should scrap the Human Rights Act.
The Conservatives have a chance to make great strides with these floating voters.
Too many in the national political and media class have yet to realise just how much the ground has shifted beneath their feet.
James Frayne: Lower middle class women are highly competent and well-educated but less likely to be employed
This represents a huge loss of talent and industry.
Ultimately, the trick in political communications is telling simple stories that move people emotionally.
Significant, targeted VAT cuts could make a big difference.
Leavers can’t afford to quit the field just because the battle is won, not with continuity Remain trying to thwart the result.
The difficulty is supporting families in a way that doesn’t distort their choices.
May’s team have got off to a good start, but as they take stock after conference some early challenges are clearly taking shape.