After last June’s manifesto debacle, the temptation is to abandon all hope of reform altogether. But doing nothing is not an option.
Politicians are most effective when they are being themselves. Does part of May’s “irreducable core” really yearn for more housing?
Our take is that what matters to students at least as much as their finances in the future is their finances now. Miinisters should mull a universal maintenance loan.
Reconstructing May 1) She won’t win the battle for the future if Corbyn defines the battles of the past.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.
Rather than price caps and nationalisations, there is a chance to help consumers with tax cuts and regulatory reform.
Doing so would be a concrete and welcome improvement to the lives of millions of people.
It is unlikely that the mass of such voters in those crucial northern and midlands marginals would welcome a permissive approach.
42 per cent and no majority 4) We’ve said it before. We say it again. A key to victory is higher home ownership.
The lack of a stake in the system is pushing the political profile of the youngest tranche of workers towards that of students.
42 per cent and no majority 3) May should send for winners, having not won herself – and call in the Vote Leave team.
On the anniversary of the EU referendum, the party leadership needs an audit of what went wrong this month, and a plan for the Tory future in this Parliament.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
Lord Ashcroft’s research suggests where the party performed poorly or badly on June 8: among women, younger voters and Remain supporters.
May decisions for autumn. 5) Will family policy simply be dumped? (Along with Cameron’s Life Chances Strategy?)
There is little evidence in May’s key speeches to date that her interest and imagination are gripped by the consequences of breakup and poor parenting.