We need to be alive to adding to the impression that the fixing of a social harm can wait a few months while we find a way to replace lost revenue.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
Levels of trust between Numbers 10 and 11 Downing Street may be low, but the latter holds the key to helping create an economy and society that works for everyone.
There is no Commons majority for no deal, for a Canada deal mark two, or at the moment for a second referendum. But there is a majority for EFTA/EEA.
The Prime Minister should speak over the heads of Party members and the media to the people that she most identifies with: middle of the road voters.
It is madness to think that our leaders aren’t entitled to go on holiday and gain a bit of perspective.
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
We are re-proving that ‘we learn from history that we do not learn from history’.
Saying “f**k business” is the kind of lack of understanding I’d expect from our Marxist-sympathising Shadow Chancellor – not from a Conservative Foreign Secretary.
It says it all, really, that an older male Tory MP should object to outlawing a sexual crime which makes use of twenty-first century technology.
“Not enough senior women”…” “Not enough interested women”… “All the good ones have been snapped up”… “We already have one”… “No vacancies”…
The Government should consider setting up a domestic policy Cabinet sub-committee to help alleviate the Brexit bandwidth problem.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
I want to be very clear that the threats to May are only coming from one wing of the Party, and aren’t shared by the vast majority of Conservative MPs.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.