The PM needs to empathise with those who have concerns about her policy. She should accept that Chequers is probably not anyone’s dream plan.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
If I were May, I’d be listening to activists at fringe events instead of beating to Whitehall’s hesitant drum.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: How Leave voters reflect – good humouredly, mostly – on being called knuckle-dragging bigots
Plus: Labour anti-semitism, May’s African dancing. Will Mordaunt speak to the conference? And: will Russia take on NATO?
Nick Hargrave: Rapturously received – and strategically flawed. How May’s first Tory conference speeches have come back to haunt her.
She unwittingly legitimised unrealistic Brexit expectations and Corbyn’s economic argument.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.
It’s a Labour special: Leonard contradicts Corbyn to rule out support for second Scottish referendum; and Jones offers cash boost to firms affected by Brexit.
The Hungarian Prime Minister has violated democratic norms, and exploited British taxpayers’ money to enrich his elite. Why protect him?
Robert Halfon: Please, please free me from Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day Brexit Groundhog Day…
Plus: The train of communism stalls but the train of conservatism stutters. And: Tackling Burning Injustices does not mean taxing milkshakes.
There is no Commons majority for no deal, for a Canada deal mark two, or at the moment for a second referendum. But there is a majority for EFTA/EEA.
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
Plus: Sky’s Brexit bluster, Raab’s presentational skills. Who’s important on the Right? And: please don’t force me to go vegan.
Also: Salmond faces mounting pressure over allegations; Welsh Labour scrap electoral college for leadership vote; DUP maintain tough border stance; and more.
Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.