Today, its future looks less economically and socially liberal; its flavour less southern and more northern; its replacement MPs more committed to Brexit. Will that work?
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The idea that one side or the other has a monopoly of truth is rightly abhorrent to him.
We need to redefine our purpose, move forward with our global partners, unite the UK – and defeat Corbynism.
The more centralised her decision-making became, the less control over events she actually had.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
Mark Harper: If the Conservative Party is not the party of sound money, then what on earth are we for?
Between them, the two remaining candidates have already clocked up tax and spending promises of around £51 billion per year.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
Much of politics is teamwork. Can he now create a coalition among Tory MPs, not to mention Party members, that builds on his appeal to many voters?
ConservativeHome’s leadership election panel. “The next Tory leader’s task is to fashion a home for “decent populists”
Each week, our panel of John O’Sullivan, Rachel Wolf, Trevor Phillips, Tim Montgomerie and Marcus Roberts will analyse and assess what’s happening.
Jesse Norman: Conservatism, the party leadership, and the future of our country. Why I am considering standing.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
Nicky Morgan: Our country needs One Nation Toryism more than ever. And we will measure leadership candidates against its ideals.
I am clear that if the Party decides to focus its appeal mainly towards Brexit Party supporters, our demise will be swift.
He knows that you don’t get to enact a vision for the country until you can thread it first with the fabric of your party.
“Populism of left and right poses enormous risks to this country’s prosperity.” Gauke’s speech to Onward – full text
“The disenchantment of the traditional working class with the left clearly creates an opportunity for the right.”
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.