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: 2017 General Election
His memoir describes the travails of a non-Cameroon during the Coalition and under Conservative majority government.
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
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Luke Springthorpe: This was not as bad a year for the Conservatives as some claim. But 2018 must be much better.
The full force of policy and how it is communicated will need to be wrapped in an overarching theme of securing a bright future for the country after Brexit.
Hugo Sugg: I’ve been homeless and live on the edge of poverty. Let’s help others like me with low hours contracts.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
The Tories are working hard not just to argue but to demonstrate that Scottish interests are best served within British institutions and frameworks.
The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
Freeman is right about a new Policy Commission to prepare for the next election – complete with non-Tory members
The 1997 experience of Downing Street keeping the manifesto process to itself was unhappy. The Party needs to draw on wider talent to reinvent itself in government.
Just as with Leave voters, another big swath of the electorate might be abandoned to Ruth Davidson as her rivals focus elsewhere.
We need to face up to a fall in house prices to allow the aspirations of the young to be fulfilled. The alternative is a Corbyn Government.
Letting disagreements about Brexit leak into the Budget’s treatment could deal the Government irreparable damage – and voters much harm.