The Prime Minister conducted himself like a benevolent monarch.
If taxes are not to rise, let alone be cut, the Government will need to establish a spending discipline for which it is presently poorly prepared.
The Defence Secretary accused the Leader of the Opposition of spouting anti-American, “anti-imperialist guff”.
The Prime Minister has shown a moderation of which his critics did not believe him capable.
We need strategic clarity. What poses the greater danger to Britain – Iranian aggression abroad or Sunni extremism here?
Johnson, Macron and Merkel don’t agree on everything, but they share a common concern about ISIS now being allowed the space to revive.
It isn’t obvious that his foreign policy has been less effective than George W.Bush’s activism or Obama’s passivity. But what’s his aim here?
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Bullish Tory members: more than nine in ten think the next election will produce another Conservative majority
Our survey is a snapshot, five years before the event, but this is the starting benchmark: can the Government possibly keep confidence levels this high?
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury wins decisively with over half the vote. Johnny Mercer was the runner up, with more than a quarter.
As 2020 begins, we look back on ten years in which Tories first led the movement for austerity…and then against it
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
And by ranking Rayner second, they appear to agree that “Rebecca Long Bailey isn’t even the best Labour leader in her own flat”.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
They support raising the threshold by two to one – a useful reminder that the Prime Minister cannot ignore his Party’s base.
All played a part in forming the new Tory appeal that has made major inroads into the working class, Wales and provinical England.