If the Conservative Party can be saved by good-humoured moderation, the First Secretary of State will provide it.
Posts Tagged: 2017 General Election
Plus: Economics is not enough, two lots of protesters (one in first class travel), and keeping fit at Party Conference.
I want our Party to come out of the process stronger and more adept at campaigning – ready to win.
Lord Ashcroft’s conference diary: Of capitalism, Corbyn, my new book…and my past life as a taxi driver
Political leaders always say that the election they are fighting is the most important for a generation, but the next time Britain goes to the polls it will probably be true.
After last June’s manifesto debacle, the temptation is to abandon all hope of reform altogether. But doing nothing is not an option.
Politicians are most effective when they are being themselves. Does part of May’s “irreducable core” really yearn for more housing?
Ashcroft’s new book: at the general election May failed to stop the Tories being seen as the nasty party
The PM lost her majority by running a single issue campaign which left Corbyn the chance to pose as the champion of ordinary people.
We have a duty to the future of Conservatism in Wales, and to the electorate on the whole, to engage in the fight on Welsh terms.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Introducing the first in a series of articles from centre-right thinkers who have contributed to our new publication.
Our snap judgement is that Tory MPs and members are not. But there are warning signs: a fragile leader, a rusty machine – and a project that urgently needs renewal.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
Well in excess of a million older people and disabled people are being denied the basic care they need to get on with their lives.
Also: DUP dig in their heels in Stormont dispute; and Scottish Labour leadership challenger credits Corbyn with party’s revival.