The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
Posts Tagged: 2010 General Election
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
The Electoral Reform Society calculates that a tiny change in votes would have given May a bare majority last spring. But how much difference would this have made?
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
But that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out Jeremy Corbyn for his terrible polices and illusory promises.
We can already see the damage being done to the Tory vote by the uncomfortable prospect of a near-permanent twilight state of austerity.
Such a generational shift in peacetime is remarkable, and strengthens the case for a member of a recent intake to succeed the Prime Minister.
We must design a conservatism that appeals to both.
The shock over the overall result has distracted us from how remarkable some of each party’s gains really were.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
The crucial difference between a non-win this month and the win in 2015 was the failure of the Tory machine
May won five per cent more of the vote than Cameron did two years ago. The margin between having a majority and not having one was performance in marginal seats.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: The manifesto must convince Leavers – and lock in our escape from the EU
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
When you think your cause is beyond reproach, it’s must easier to demonise your opponents and justify mistreating them – and I’ve experienced the results.
Lewis Baston: The Balfour Gambit failed altogether in 1906. But don’t rule out a future Prime Minister trying it again.
There may be a strange applicability for the future in the circumstances that led to the Liberals’ sweeping electoral triumph in 1906.