Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
Posts Tagged: Conservatives
Rob Halfon: What Littlefinger thinks about ladders. Why he’s wrong. And why Corbyn is wrong about them too.
The Conservative view of opportunity is nearer the truth than the cynicism of a villain in Game of Thrones.
As possibly the only Brexiteer in the Parliamentary Party’s One Nation group, I am also only too aware that this message must be accompanied by a successful EU negotiation.
Nicky Morgan: You’re welcome to your new Democrat Party. I’m sticking with the Tories – to fight, fight and fight again for moderation.
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.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
Bruce Newsome: The key problem with the NHS. Not resources, not culture – but a lack of accountability
The Department of Health must establish its own complaints office, which in turn must be accountable to the Secretary of State and thence to Parliament.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
Party Conference is, as he puts it, “increasingly corporate, expensive [and] exclusive”. So here is his first shot at something different.
Plus: As I bask by a sun-illuminated swimming pool on holiday in Spain, I reflect on how the Spanish respond if you try to fiddle your water supply…
Julian Knight: We can help make the case for capitalism by empowering consumers and customers. Here’s how.
We must show people how markets can make life better for ordinary families by broadening choice, spurring innovation, and driving down prices.
Joy Morrissey: Let’s be clear. It’s the Left that drives political abuse, thuggery and intimidation.
The endless disparaging references to ‘the Tories’ is not a smear on a particular MP or activist branch, but on the millions of their fellow citizens.
“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.”
OK, it’s a silly question, but it applies no less to Liam Fox’s shadow than to the Trade Secretary himself.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.