Both men sit broadly on the centre-right of the Parliamentary Party. That there is no candidate from the centre-left is a sign of internal change.
Profile: Mark Spencer – the power behind the reshuffle and the man who disciplined the Brexit rebels
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.
Garvan Walshe: The shooting down of a civilian flight does Iran’s rulers more harm than the assassination of Soleimani
Within Tehran’s divided and vengeful establishment, the race is on to avoid blame. But the regime as a whole has been found wanting.
Nicholas Boys Smith: The housing mission that Scruton and I pursued is inspired by a quest for beauty
The co-Chair of the Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission wraps up our mini-series on housing.
Exclusive. No 10 says CCHQ will move out of Matthew Parker Street – and into the Midlands or North. It wants your ideas about a venue.
It adds that “there will be a small office in London but maybe up by King’s Cross.”
I have lost count as to how many Tories I have recently met who assume that we will be in power for the next ten to fifteen years. That worries me.
In the second piece in our mini-series, the Chair of Homes for the North argues that driving public investment in housing towards the South East is not sustainable.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
Alex Morton: Johnson’s electoral success rests on helping people move from renting to owning their home
Housing played a small role in the 2019 election, but the first piece in a new mini-series notes that home ownership is the key driver of voter behaviour.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
Neil O’Brien: R & D. We invest disproportionately in the first at the expense of the second. Here’s how to improve.
This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
The blunt reality is that China is a cyber risk and will remain so for years. It has a dreadful reputation for cyber attacks and intellectual property theft.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
Furthermore, further education (FE) is another pressing concern for new Tory voters.