The manifesto path means doing things now. The Cameroon path relies on a public rejection of much said before. A vague agenda in the middle won’t cut it.
It doesn’t make grand predictions about what will work or what we should do. It just prices in the ‘bad’ – in this case, emissions.
If the Government does not communicate what is involved on its own terms, and soon, it risks inspiring a new political insurgency.
Try to please everyone and you end up pleasing nobody. Even Lisa Nandy, who seems more alert than most of her rivals, has fallen into this trap.
The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
Otherwise the Left will continue to dominate much of civil society and public life.
My local secondary schools were no-go areas and no one from my primary school went to one. That won’t be my children’s experience, and he can take a lot of credit.
You can’t ignore the existence of couples and families that you’ve actively supported in legislation.
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
Good luck to every Conservative standing for election today. Let us hope that in future much more power is devolved to the roles you are competing for.
Occasionally, though, we need to recognise warning signs – and they is in those areas where politicians’ control and the peoples’ attitudes truly overlap.
I’m naturally wary of the state interfering unnecessarily, but at minimum it is important to ascertain their whereabouts and that they really are being educated.