And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Posts Tagged: 2010 General Election
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.
Steve Hughes: Osborne’s record. Some progress on the deficit. Slower going on rebalancing. But now he has a chance to deliver.
The second piece in our mini-series on whether the Chancellor is achieving the rebalancing of the economy he wants.
He promised, that day, to work hard for the common good and for the national interest.
He has succeeded in boosting recovery, but failed to eliminate the deficit. Now he must prove his determination to fix that roof – whether the sun is shining or not.