He represents a proudly provincial conservatism, in which the condition of the striving classes, and of the industries on which they depend, matter a hundred times more than the City of London.
These futuristic gadgets can help fill a Queen’s Speech, but in real life, drivers will want to stay in control – at least for the time being.
He used to be a Conservative MP, was destroyed by the cash-for-questions affair, but has risen, quite unexpectedly, from the political grave.
Some on the Right hate and despise her. But her admirers outnumber her detractors. Even if they do not agree with her opinions, they like the way she fights her corner.
As a Labour source said in a fury, “It’s a superiority thing…he’s strangely incurious about people either unlike himself, or with different views.”
The Defence Minister, and MP for Portsmouth North, is backing Brexit, and knows how to make a splash.
Profile: Vidkun Quisling – whose name is flung at Eurosceptics who support Cameron. And who was once awarded a CBE.
At school, he was considered a genius. As a staff officer, brilliant. As an aid worker, altruistic. But then he fell in with Hitler.
Profile: Louise Casey, the Tsar for all seasons – now preparing at Cameron’s behest to take on conservative Islam
To her detractors, she is a loud-mouthed yob. But this brilliant official has become a vital figure in the campaign against Islamist extremism.
Khan has a remarkable ability to understand what people want to hear, and an almost unbounded willingness to say it.
Profile: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury – part, however inadvertently, of the renaissance of the ruling class
In political terms, the Archbishop is weak. But he also has the faith, and the skill, to make the most of that weakness.
The energies of this unknown but highly influential figure, Cameron’s right-hand man for the last decade, are bent on the EU renegotiation.
The floods minister had an adventurous early life, and is seen as a future Foreign Secretary, but how long can he bear Establishment life?
As Cameron’s renegotiotion looms, the Eurocrats no longer know where they are going, and grapple instead with the refugee crisis.
In the wake of the Paris bombings, the second of our profiles on European countries and institutions – and their role in Cameron’s EU renegotiation.
The first in a series of three articles on European countries and institutions – and their impact on Cameron’s renegotiation.