The Government must rebuild its demoralised electoral coalition, keep the Right broadly united and develop a compelling narrative and a legacy.
But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Prime Minister’s boldest move to get us ahead in the new space race – the One Web deal.
We are the party of mobility and enterprise. But we are also the party of community and belonging. What is it to be – roots or wings?
Without it, we won’t be able to have better public services, less debt and lower deficits, or a fairer deal for younger people.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
Conservative governments can raise tax rates temporarily as part of a clear plan – which wasn’t the case with last week’s announcement.
This can give the Tories a tremendous advantage in a democracy because the public, as a whole, does not have fixed views either.
Keynesian Macmillan got through four Chancellors in six years. We hope that Boosterist Johnson, who’s already lost one, doesn’t see this as a precedent.
This soldier and statesmen deserves the memorial shield in Parliament that is now customary for Members killed in the line of duty.
He ranks with Gladstone as one of the truly great premiers of the 19th Century. Both also inflicted huge damage on their respective parties.
He proposed a limit was placed on the number of life peers that could be created. Much criticism of the House of Lords could have been spared.
His first premiership was accidental and cut extremely short by Gladstone – but ‘Dizzy’ did manage to make the Queen a Tory.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.