Jeremy Hunt was the best Foreign Secretary of recent times – and his successor’s record gives me hope he will build on that legacy.
Andrew Kennedy: To energise our Party, and restore it to winning ways, Cleverly must reform its voluntary organisation
My blueprint will unlock millions of pounds of currently wasted funds, re-engage our members, and build on our strengths rather than just managing decline.
Lewis Feilder: The Armed Forces must be more flexible over recruitment to attract those with the skills we need
Many of the most technically-gifted would run a mile from the strictures of military discipline. Greater agility in procurement could also give us an edge.
It’s not an optional extra – it’s crucial to delivering an effective Brexit and making the most of the opportunities outside the EU.
Lessons endure from my polling study of our new Prime Minister, carried out six years ago when he was London’s Mayor.
MPs, you may successfully argue that you are a ‘trustee’ and not a ‘delegate. But we will defend your Association’s right to take a different view.
If Boris Johnson wants to pursue a No Deal exit, then he will have a fight on his hands with MPs.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
As well as a response to the immediate crisis, we need to start planning ahead properly and routinely.
This is not the time to focus on the Party’s internal structures: we need to be out amongst the public, winning the argument in the country.
Independent research found that pupils in schools offering a free, nutritious breakfast boosted their results by an average of two months’ progress over a year.
On almost every measure it offers a superior blueprint for leaving the EU than the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
A manifesto from Govern Up on how the Johnson administration can best get to grips with Whitehall – and deliver effectively.