The difference between us and the Labour is that we deal with the world and reality as it is – not as some utopia we would like it to be.
I believe that a discussion about values could be key to addressing much of the unhappiness which triggered the referendum result.
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.
We will push back internally when ideologues call for sensible Ministers to be sacked because they are trying to act in the national interest over Brexit.
Too often, we still take our democratic rights for granted.
The process of choosing members is taking a long time. Some will wonder how departments can continue without full scrutiny for almost four months.
The only way to put an end to something like the ‘school cuts’ campaign was to knock it back hard and repeatedly at the start before it gained traction.
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
Corbyn isn’t some misguided but well-meaning old man, but a deeply committed socialist intent on crashing our economy.
My local experience as a constituency MP has been a reminder of how nationalisation failed and privatisation works.
Most people I’m meeting seem either pro-Leave or resigned to it happening – and believing that Theresa May is best-placed to see it through.
Our staff do an amazing job whether they are based in London or locally. Their jobs are suddenly on the line in a way they hadn’t expected the day before.
A consequence of Brexit is a danger that the UK ends up having less influence on EU member states over such responses – or sanctions against Russia.
Low aspirational parenting and teaching are key problems.
Whatever the outcome, MPs and peers must be able to have their say in the lobbies.