Good luck to every Conservative standing for election today. Let us hope that in future much more power is devolved to the roles you are competing for.
Staying on would be a tragedy for the Conservative Party, which could very well cease to be viable as a party of government.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Henry Newman: Most Conservatives don’t like it – but talks with Corbyn offer a way of breaking the Brexit stalemate
It may be unpalatable, but there’s no point arguing about retaining customs union membership if we can’t get out of the EU in the first place.
Howard Flight: The Party must have an elected Chairman – and local Associations that take back control
The truth is that the Conservative system was not broke before 1998 and didn’t need fixing; and that the 1998 constitutional reforms were a failure.
What really brings together all of these people is a commitment to enlightenment values, and a commitment to freedom of thought.
Onward puts the importance placed on the environment amongst under 35s in roughly the same category as housing and education.
Iain Dale: The Conservatives treated Widdecombe with disdain. They will pay the price in lost votes next month.
Plus: Creepy Biden, useless TIGs, spineless Tory MPs…and why I’d favour Scottish independence were I fully Scottish.
Also: Will Lyra McKee’s murder in Londonderry be enough to re-start the political process in Northern Ireland? It doesn’t seem likely.
Turkey’s strongman is far from all-powerful, and he is risking an almighty backlash.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, we’re on the verge of reopening railways that have been closed since Beeching
In Birmingham, rail has recently become the leading mode for commuting – overtaking the car. This makes it the only city outside London where this is true.
Nicky Morgan: Why the Northern Ireland backstop need not be permanent – and leave no hard border when it ends
The EU has already opened the door to starting discussions about such alternative arrangements the minute that the Withdrawal Agreement is approved.
Plus: Farage and my evenings. Edinburgh and my show. Notre Dame, fire, Macron – and recovery? And: Javid’s emotional intelligence.
Also: Dugdale wins lawsuit against cybernat blogger; devolution row as English hospitals shut out Welsh patients over funding; and a week in SNP bad news.