James Frayne: Less affluent, small-c conservatives in Labour-held seats are the key targets for Tory campaigning
By contrast, the potential audience for a reboot of Cameronism is small and far harder to reach.
Over the last couple of years in groups I’ve run, people have become simultaneously more obsessed about the service and more concerned about waste.
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
Public health and environmental health look the likeliest sources. Shifting everyone to the equivalent of PAYE and taxing the biggest businesses must also be targets.
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
The former’s readership has risen. The latter’s leadership is changing. What will this and other changes mean for our political culture?
Disillusionment, anger, reduced turnout, a body blow to future social reform, and a possible boost to extremists are all potential consequences.
He or she should particularly highlight the fact that Labour’s traditional voters are being hurt most by high crime levels.
The idea is often derided as a myth, meaningless beyond the minds of a few Conservatives – but we now know it is rooted in widespread popular feeling.
The British left are somewhat more open to the idea, but the Conservative Party’s members and voters would not wear the proposal
The tendency of people in politics to think of everything through a political prism is mistaken. The star dust of sporting triumph does not rub off on politicians.
It’s not just about Brexit – it’s deeper and longer-standing than that. Ironically, relations would improve if they each a bit more combative.
It is rare to hear the defence establishment talking plainly about the need to protect Britain against external threats.
There is zero chance that the public are going to back any meaningful reform of the service any time soon.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.