Any candidate who focuses solely on leaving the EU will hit a brick wall with the Parliamentary Party.
Plus: My interviews with the Conservative leadership candidates – and, no, I haven’t a clue who will win.
Also: Welsh and Scottish Labour throw their weight behind EU referendum re-run after poll drubbing; UUP and Sinn Fein leaders in trouble.
Rachel Wolf: Would-be Prime Ministers should be wary of the long-term cost of short-term policy pledges
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
Daniel Hannan: The Tory Catch 22. We can’t face an election before Brexit. But we may not get Brexit without an election.
The first-past-the-post system is capricious. It protects you until all of sudden, it eliminates you. Ask Scottish Labour.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
Henry Newman: Remainers are desperately spinning the result. But the moral of this election is that Britain must now leave.
Ken Clarke summed it up recently when he argued that there was now no chance of Britain being a stable member of the EU.
So in short, talk up the country, listen to the ‘somewheres’ outside the Westminster bubble – and cut taxes.
The seats that might back a No Deal offer for cultural reasons might well balk at it for economic ones.
Plus: Leadsom is a mensch. The Euro-elections may be a Conservative wipeout. And: my interview with Blair.
In both countries, the votes of both Labour and especially the Conservatives have been squeezed between the Brexiteers and the separatists.
They’ve taken the central political technique of this form of populism — promising to spend other people’s money — and privatised it.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
Nicky Morgan: Our country needs One Nation Toryism more than ever. And we will measure leadership candidates against its ideals.
I am clear that if the Party decides to focus its appeal mainly towards Brexit Party supporters, our demise will be swift.
Iain Dale: God help the UK Conservatives (so to speak) if they become religious fanatics – like the American Republicans.
Plus: The good and bad sides of Twitter – all in my week. How it may have helped to save a life. But also saw me slagged off for something I didn’t say.