My constituents would accept an appropriate level of tax but they resent being lectured by those for whom taxation can never be high enough.
Kevin Hollinrake: Why is the regulator protecting RBS – instigator of the greatest banking scandal in Britain’s history?
Ultimately, the only way properly to determine the extent of both this and wider problems is through a full public inquiry.
Big retail hasn’t adapted to the new world of e-commerce after 20 years – and it’s doubtful whether it ever will.
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
Nola Leach: Opt-out organ donation. Why is a Conservative Government so set on boosting the reach of the state?
The move formalises a precedent with disturbing longer-term implications for the relationship between the citizen and government.
This is not so much a pro-market position as an anti-democratic one. There is more to politics than market versus state.
Don Porter: There is a huge opportunity for the Conservative vote to sky-rocket if we stay true to the referendum result
Over third of Conservative Voice’s members are mulling voting UKIP next time in response to Chequers.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
Falling standards, the cutting of college places, and the capping of courses available to Scots at Scottish universities are the direct consequence of their policy.
Kathrine Kleveland: Here in Norway, we can do much better than the EEA. And so can you in Britain when you quit the EU.
In the second piece of our mini-series evaluating the EEA, the leader of the county’s No to EU movement says that the arrangement is entangling Norway in the Union.
George Trefgarne: The EEA is a much more attractive option than Chequers, the ‘implementation period’, or No Deal
In the first of a new mini-series evaluating the EEA, the author of ‘Norway then Canada’ argues the route has been wrongly neglected.
Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
George Freeman: Come to our Big Tent Ideas Festival next weekend. And help build conservatism and capitalism for a new generation.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
Line Kristensen: To win next time, the Conservative Party must make recruiting and training activists its priority
A focused and accountable drive to build the grassroots is required. It can be done, but it requires difficult questions and honest answers.