Opposition to a new poll outweighed support in all scenarios but one: a choice between accepting the terms negotiated for Brexit, or leaving without a deal.
And here we end, by reflecting on what he might have thought about Labour’s move away from the tenet of democratic government.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
The Moggcast. Episode One. “Austerity in the NHS…will be very hard to continue with, however much there are limited resources.”
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.
Adam Holloway: This affirmative action reshuffle was wrong. Why not just appoint the best person to the job?
Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
We wish the new Party Chairman well. But if you want to know what he’s up against, just follow the money.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
Nicky Morgan: The Prime Minister should set out her stall on health and social care – as well as Brexit
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
People did not feel committed to their current party. The next election was, they hoped, a long way away, by which time much could have changed.
From this week, ConservativeHome will run fortnightly a Podcast featuring one or other of the editors in conversation with Jacob-Rees Mogg.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
People will not accept any arrangement that isn’t funded through the tax system and free at the point of use. So we have to find a way of making the current model work.
His memoir describes the travails of a non-Cameroon during the Coalition and under Conservative majority government.
The crucial point is that consumers will be fully informed of how much something will cost before they get to the very end of the checkout process.
The man who rose to prominence through a ruthless pursuit of what worked has now descended into just saying whatever makes him feel important.
Iain Dale: This reshuffle could have promoted and prioritised housing. But all we got was a name change.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.