We will push back internally when ideologues call for sensible Ministers to be sacked because they are trying to act in the national interest over Brexit.
Embracing this crude Marxist fiction has put the Conservative Party at risk of lasting electoral damage, particularly in London.
“We’re badly trailing in the polls. Corbyn’s up and you’re down. You hired me to get things done and tell you how I see it. Here goes.”
There are many seats in London that are also C1/C2 heavy: it is just that they are outer London seats.
C1/C2 voters are hugely important in raw numerical terms. They make up 52 per cent of the electorate in England.
Indicating higher taxes, pledging potentially massive costs on retired people and raiding middle class welfare all played in the election result.
He isn’t perfect – and acclamation isn’t the ideal method. But the Conservatives face a crisis and must take action accordingly.
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
May wants to break with the Thatcher tradition on controls, but there are risks from our old friend the law of unexpected consequences.
Those looking to find what she really stands for may one day get an answer. But the point for the here and now is: she seeks to dominate the mainstream.
I feel we have gone too far in publishing and overly political manifestos which make it difficult to govern subsequently.
Politics requires both action and explanation.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
Voters in seats outside London and the South-East need to be forced to think about the Tories in a different way.
A dedicated campaign manager is being hired.