Today’s polls reveal some interesting things about the early days of Johnson’s premiership – and hint at the battles to come.
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Andrew Kennedy: To energise our Party, and restore it to winning ways, Cleverly must reform its voluntary organisation
My blueprint will unlock millions of pounds of currently wasted funds, re-engage our members, and build on our strengths rather than just managing decline.
The strategist who has entered Downing Street, and the Brexiteer ‘Spartan’ who has opted to stay on the backbenches, have history and some shared qualities.
James Frayne: The new Prime Minister won’t triumph on Leave votes alone. Here’s how he can win some Remain supporters over.
The NHS, the environment, childcare: the creative energies of Team Johnson must be poured into new policies for these.
Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
He knows that you don’t get to enact a vision for the country until you can thread it first with the fabric of your party.
Lee Rowley: Killamarsh Conservatism – the reason North East Derbyshire bucked the trend in last week’s elections
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
WATCH: “Trying to outdo Farage” would cost the Conservative Party “four million Remain voters” – Stewart
The International Development Secretary says “I’m sure we won’t” make that “mistake”, “but it is something a few of my colleagues are talking about”.
“The Conservative Party should stand up for all those who feel powerless in Britain today”- Gibb’s reformist speech
“If we fail to address the very real areas in which the capitalist system is failing – a long period of left-wing, socialist government is surely on its way.”
Six of the seven constituencies in the new tranche voted Leave in the referendum.
The Party’s new Deputy Chair says people are frustrated “with politicians as a whole” due to the Brexit delay.
It would be easy to complain about unrealistic Labour promises, or hope people will naturally switch allegiance as they age, but neither approach is good enough.
It is mistaken to believe that the British people are collectively optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and modernity-obsessed – and on the same wavelength as those that are.
James Frayne: Cross-party co-operation over Brexit is initially popular, but it will swiftly sour in practice
Everyone likes the sound of it – so long as they believe it is going to deliver their preferred outcome. Already Tory poll ratings are visibly on the slide.
Onward’s excellent report poses some tough questions and choices. The dilemma which the 2017 election manifesto tried to confront has not gone away.