Political popularity appears to be broad and sustained but, when eventually it is exhausted, the falling away of support is dramatic.
Plus: my interview with Richard Tice. Can he keep the Conservative Party honest?
To mark Key’s resignation, we republish our founder’s insights into the basis of his success.
This negative Toryism can eke out victories against average opponents, but it is no guide to winning well – or at all at a time when capitalism is being questioned.
A combination of sudden measures to fix the economy, bad party management, poor timing, Senate opposition and the spill system have put Tony Abbott in danger.
He’s increased his vote share at each election. How does he do it?
After all, they deserve a vote – and they can be trusted with one too.
What greeted me when I accessed his Channel 4 documentary on How the Rich get Richer.
In his second big speech since leaving the Cabinet, he urges Cameron to trigger the process for Britain leaving the EU.
But the Conservatives need fundamental change.
Few have explained why better than Lord Hailsham when he addressed the Conservative Christian Fellowship nearly 25 years ago.
The text of my speech from yesterday evening’s debate on the future of the centre-right with Matthew Parris.
How do we answer charges that if Miliband announced a policy like this he would be accused of gross irresponsibility?
Outers need to do much more to convince people that Britain can flourish as a more independent state.