That means almost 45 per cent of our planned 20,000 officers are already in forces, and I hope we reach the halfway milestone within the coming months.
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
The government has delayed changes to the laws restricting charity lotteries, even though some legislation dates back to 1976.
Capitulation to Brussels by the Government is causing huge damage to our grassroots and damaging our local election prospects.
As the Prime Minister herself has said, we need to see meaningful, legally-binding changes to the Withdrawal Agreement, removing the backstop.
Over the last decade our activists, supporters and members have become a distant feature of an increasing centralised Party machine – remote, distant and out of touch.
Failing to take back control would be to ignore the largest democratic vote in British history. The consequences would be dire.
Taking back control will give us scope to restore public confidence in our migration controls, support key sectors of the economy, and woo wealth creators.
There is no other Party for people who believe in our country, welcome freedom, value meritocracy, and want to live in a society where hard work is rewarded.
We must value the expertise and hard work of grassroots Party members far more. They hold the key to our future.
I saw trade, investment and progress during my visit to India with the Chancellor and Foreign Secretary last week.
Iain Duncan Smith is helping to turn lives round and Labour has nothing to offer.
If some charities were acting in a way that was genuinely balanced, they would have been more vocal in criticising the last Labour Government.
After last week’s results, the public will expect all UK MEPs to get behind the Prime Minister’s plan.
Miliband and Labour are relying on divisions on the Right to prop them up. Let’s not give the them that satisfaction.