The author recounts how, despite the opposition of John Major and Conservative MEPs, he kept Boris Johnson on the candidates’ list.
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Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: Never has a British Chancellor sounded so optimistic about fiscal responsibility
Sunak brought Californian sunshine to the rainy skies of Manchester, while preaching Thatcherite morality.
Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
The Conservative Party has always adapted to the challenges facing the country in a given time, not applied unbending ideology.
His critics generally ignore the nation as it is, and keep their eyes fixed on the nation as it ought to be.
Leadership during the pandemic has involved, even more than usual, the strength to put up with uncertainty.
David Skelton catalogues the snobbish abuse heaped by progressive intellectuals on workers in neglected towns.
It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
The Singh report found no evidence of institutionalised racism, it set out the need for the Conservative Party to overhaul its complaints process.
While Blair, Brown and Cameron scuttled off indecorously after leaving Number 10, she remains in the Commons and tries to hold Johnson to account.
Interview with Dominic Raab: The EU’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol is “pretty analogue in a digital age”
The Foreign Secretary contends that by forming an aspirational coalition the Conservatives can gain votes in the North without losing support in the South.
Profile: Stonewall, a once brilliantly successful campaign group which now seems to be committing suicide
By allying itself with trans activists, and trying to terrify its opponents into silence, it has alienated many feminists.
Johnson’s marriage shows he is more normal, prudent and pragmatic than his critics can begin to imagine
His enemies yearn to place the PM in an ideological box, and smash him to pieces for having the wrong opinions. He refuses to oblige them.
This comedian who came out as a Conservative also explains why Labour, by espousing vengeful moral certainties, has lost the working class.
Ben Obese-Jecty: As an ethnic minority Conservative, my experiences have been positive. But Singh’s report shows room for growth.
As a party we should welcome measures that can help address existing shortcomings.