Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
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The Conservative Party must do better in terms of policy and communications. Let’s start at the National Convention elections.
Such a generational shift in peacetime is remarkable, and strengthens the case for a member of a recent intake to succeed the Prime Minister.
A change in attitudes and atmosphere at CCHQ is the vital foundation for any lasting and effective reform.
An American scholar shows how British Conservatives welcomed universal suffrage, while German Conservatives were terrified of it.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
A few days ago, the candidates department accidentally led hundreds of would-be MPs to believe, wrongly, that they had been dropped from the list.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.
Sir Mick Davis and David Brownlow will be charged with a review to “further improve” CCHQ and the Conservative campaign machine.
So much of the good work done under David Cameron was undone by this election campaign. Things must change or a majority will stay beyond our reach.
Even in an age where institutional attachments run shallow, too many young people are coming to share a deep-seating dislike of our Party.
It is worth looking at where we were successful, and what went right, in the hope we can replicate that, and secure better success at the next general election.
Justified calls for a national government’s overthrow are usually confined to those in which there is a serious threat of tyranny or the breakdown of civil order.
Profile: George Osborne, who could have stayed in Westminster, and returned to the Cabinet. But who left, and is trying to destroy May.
The former Chancellor has taken to the role of newspaper editor, but some will see his attacks on the Prime Minister as unhelpful.
He says that while “they’re agreeing to support us on the big economic and security issues”, that “doesn’t mean we now agree with all of their views”.