As well as sending a very strong signal to Moscow, the Government is making good progress towards a Brexit deal too.
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Far from all young people are dyed-in-the-wool Corbynites. To improve the Conservative vote we need to find the right ways to communicate.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
Constituency parties can be so much more than cogs in the national machine – let’s empower them to play their part tackling local problems and poverty.
Syed Kamall: That there has been a Brexit talks breakthrough is no thanks to the Commission’s negotiating plan
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
Syed Kamall: Why time pressure is cutting both ways in the Brexit talks – with pressure on the EU as well as the UK
Already, the EU is demanding discussion of certain trade matters which, according to its repeated statements, should not be brought up until the next phase of talks.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
After we leave the EU, Tories should take care to maintain the alliances we have built with like-minded politicians on the continent.
Tusk’s statement last week responding to Article 50 struck the right tone. It was measured, matter of fact and avoided confrontation.
Syed Kamall: Grammars? Academies? Call them what you like, modern selective schools are a winning formula
As long as their priority is social mobility, we should cheer on Hammond and May.
Syed Kamall: How Conservatives and reformists in Brussels decided the European Parliament’s presidency
Meanwhile, shock, anger, sorrow and denial over the democratic decision of the British people to leave the EU has been replaced by a more business-like approach.
The ECRG Chairman gives his regular report.
Government can’t do it alone. Success will require private companies and charities.
The EPP Christian Democrat group now believes that the Union can reconnect to people by giving richer middle class kids free summer holidays backpacking around the Dordogne.
“…where the state is a hindrance rather than a facilitator or crowds out voluntary initiatives, let’s roll back the state, roll forward society and place Conservatism truly at the heart of our local communities.”