Newly-elected Tory MPs in the Midlands and North are on board for an environmental pitch that’s focused on jobs.
Profile: Carrie Symonds, experienced Tory adviser turned Prime Ministerial consort – loyal to her friends, detested by her enemies
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
Our interviewee on the “disgraceful” treatment of Symonds and Johnson’s longstanding Euroscepticism.
David Skelton: It was working class voters who delivered this majority – and Johnson must not abandon them now
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
Please register for today’s joint Policy Exchange and ConservativeHome event on One Nation after Covid
The panellists are: Isaac Levido, Arlene Foster, Kirstene Hair, Danny Kruger & Jane Stevenson. Paul Goodman will chair the event.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Damian Green: Why a forced choice between a Brexity North and a Globalist South would be a false one – and damage our Party
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
We fear the worst after Cummings’ departure, but Johnson must now make the best of it. That means a Cabinet shuffle.
Bob Seely: Lessons from the Cummings era about leadership, decentralisation, localism – and making more use of MPs
Compare and contrast how government works with what the Armed Forces do – and their practice of decentralised command.
What use a large majority if the Prime Minister cannot, or will not, prevail over an electorally insignificant lobby of progressive constitutionalists?
Tories will read the story of his ascent to high office with enormous pleasure – for it amounts to a vindication of the United Kingdom.
Rachel Wolf: Johnson’s re-set choice. He can focus on the Just About Managing. Or go after Affluent Britain. But not both.
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.
We fear that more Vote Leave departures will see the Conservatives drift towards their south-based comfort zone.
Iain Dale: Carrie Symonds is well placed to take a view on Tory communications. But she won’t want to become the story.
If ministers won’t appear on shows such mine to explain policy, who do they think is going to do it for them?