With travel costs, train bills, buying petrol, purchasing meals and standing people drinks, a door potentially opens for member participation.
Posts Tagged: Conservative Party Conference
“Most” of the event will take place in this form. The Party hopes to “host some aspects in the physical format”.
Our party’s ‘internal think tank’ has huge potential to engage new members, drive policy formation, and help us build and defend a ‘blue wall’.
Our Party’s internal think-tank offers has a crucial role to play in broadening our appeal and devising a winning policy programme.
We placed our trust in Johnson. Whatever happens on Thursday, he has kept faith with us – and with Britain.
A Black, sorry, Red Swan may carry him off. But in less than six months he has rescued the Conservatives, and is on the brink of delivering the referendum mandate.
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.
Sam Hall: Conservatives shouldn’t ridicule or rage against Extinction Rebellion. Instead, we should trump them with our own ideas.
We must propose our own ambitious, market-based policies for decarbonisation and nature restoration.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
Iain Dale: Were it not for the fringe at each year’s Conservative conference, what would be the point of coming?
Plus: How should you respond when someone comes up and tells you that they love what you do?
There was a really good vibe at Party Conference – especially at lots of outstanding fringe events discussing how to give local communities greater powers.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference sketch: The Prime Minister steps forth as heir to Disraeli and champion of Tory Democracy
The Prime Minister demonstrated his abounding vitality, and his love of teasing the prigs who oppose him.
WATCH: “We will have dynamic free market capitalism.” The Prime Minister’s Party Conference speech in full
“If parliament were a laptop, then the screen would be showing the pizza wheel of doom. If parliament were a school, Ofsted would be shutting it down.”
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.”
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
Daniel Hannan: Why are MPs and commentators fainting like Victorian matrons over the use of the word “humbug”?
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.