We have our reservations about the Foreign Secretary, but concede that he alone, of those Ministers who spoke this week, made the Tory message sing.
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Lord Ashcroft: Voters needed to see competence from the Conservatives this week. Unfortunately, there is way to go.
If it might not be the catastrophe it must have seemed, today has not made things any easier.
Even her warmest admirers will want her doctors to testify that she is fit enough to carry on without wrecking her health.
“Let us win this argument for a new generation and defend free and open markets with all our might.”
“A country that works for everyone” becomes “A country that works…or everyone”, as letters begin to fall off the slogan.
“Our economy is on track…it sounds as if my voice isn’t on track.”
He says it’s from Johnson. She replies she’ll give it to Corbyn.
WATCH: “I have never experienced prejudice in the Conservative Party.” New MP Kemi Badenoch introduces the Prime Minister.
This video also includes May’s speech in full – and the introductory speeches from other Conservative MPs.
Plus: Johnson’s cunning plan. Crisis? What crisis? Paterson breaks into German. And when Green was chucked over a bridge.
Simply banging on about the socialist 1970s will not cut it. We need our own vision. Focus on shared ownership as the model for new housing would be a good start.
Amidst this flat, bewildered and underwhelming conference, Sir Winston Johnson offers a sense of direction
His sedulously-crafted speech wasn’t so much a crowd-pleaser as a big argument about Britain, Brexit – and the future.
“The only way to win the future is not to retreat from the world, not to abandon globalisation but to play our part, as we always have, in making the world safer and freer.”
“Now that we are leaving the European Union. It allows us to be more international, not less. It requires us to face the world, not looking away or glancing back, but with confidence and determination about the future we will build.”
“What terrorists want is for us to fear, to turn away from each other, and to become divided. We will not. We will stay united, together. Because this is our Britain not theirs.”
“A society that does not judge you for where you come from or your background or how you live your life provided you do no harm to others that is the syncretic genius of our country.”