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This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Alistair Lexden: The origins of One Nation – now in fashion once again within the Conservative Party
If Boris Johnson now gives real political substance to what has become an overused catch-phrase, he will recreate the Tories in the image of “ Honest Stan” Baldwin.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
Iain Dale: Johnson is in a position to win an election – and may not get another chance to do so for quite some time
Plus: I have the right to speak my mind about Liverpool. Plus: am I a true Conservative?
Skelton on One Nation, and how Tories must take the lead in reviving towns which have been left to rot
The patriotic, Brexit-voting working class, neglected for decades by Labour, must now be championed by the Conservatives.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
Ryan Shorthouse: Brexit is seeing struggle enough. Communitarians and libertarians don’t have to be in conflict.
Interdependence and independence need each other, and the Conservative Party should stand for both.
Boris Johnson: “Let’s get Brexit done. Let’s bring our country together.” Full text of his conference speech.
“Let’s finally believe in ourselves…We have always had the courage to be original, to do things differently, and now we are about to take another giant step.”
Andrew Sharpe: Progressive Conservative Reformers 5) We must mine our history to inform our present and dominate our future
If we lack the self-confidence to defend our achievements, how do we seriously expect to be able take the fight to our opponents?
Even Corbyn’s Labour is wary of assaulting his free school and academy legacy directly.
He explains why he believes Gyimah, his former PPS, and others are making a mistake in switching to the Liberal Democrats.
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.