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.
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.
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.
The Prime Minister demonstrated his abounding vitality, and his love of teasing the prigs who oppose him.
“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.”
“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.
The constant mistake of the pro-Brussels Establishment has been to assume that voters – especially Leave voters – are thick.
And: The Defence Secretary denies we need to pick empires. Plus: More publicans needed in politics – and the menace of the anti-meat lobby.
In comments given to ConservativeHome after the incident he said “The police have not contacted me at all” but that he “apologise[s] unreservedly”.
The Home Secretary declares that the Conservatives will “renew our place as the party of law and order”.
The Irish Government have failed to grasp the extent to which unionist concerns would be listened in London.
And: Gove says MPs can sit at weekends to get a deal through. Plus: Brisk business at the bookstall – and the menace of the “offence archaeologists”.