There has been radio silence from CCHQ since 2014. Any organisation that won’t declare a figure has the smell of decay about it.
Posts Tagged: Conservatives
Lord Ashcroft: The general election. How the Conservatives damaged their reputation for competence without gaining one for compassion.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Iain Dale: Pull yourselves together, Johnson, Hammond – the whole squabbling lot of you. Or we’ll have Corbyn in Downing Street.
Plus: The Labour leader’s other Brighton speech: “It was a full-blown Marxist rant. Put up taxes. Employers are evil. You know the sort of thing. They lapped it up.”
Andrew Gimson’s conference sketch: the Moses of Finsbury Park is ready to lead his people into the promised land
Corbyn thinks he is about to carry all before him, and conveys a kind of hubris.
If new members realise that they have no real say in making their new party one that really works for everyone, they won’t remain members for long.
Our snap judgement is that Tory MPs and members are not. But there are warning signs: a fragile leader, a rusty machine – and a project that urgently needs renewal.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
Nicholas Mazzei: Khan and TfL are right to block Uber. We Conservatives are on the wrong side of the argument.
A cheap, simple service is not a good enough defence when delivered by a company with poor morals and corporate standards.
Nicky Morgan: May’s Florence Speech 1) It was good – pragmatic and overdue. Now we must stop banging on about Europe.
The difference between us and the Labour is that we deal with the world and reality as it is – not as some utopia we would like it to be.
John Stevens: I am passionately pro-EU. But here’s why I believe Johnson was right about patriotism.
The referendum was at least as much a vote against London as against Brussels – and those whose expert arrogance made them seem to many to be foreigners here.
We will have one shot at getting the revision of the Planning Framework right. This makes the next eighteen months critical for the Conservatives’ long-term future.
James Bundy: Schools, housing, social mobility – and the passionate case that Scottish Conservatives must make
Voters aren’t focusing on the constitution, but on the SNP’s record in Government. We must be ready to capitalise on this by telling then the truth.
With the stakes as high as they are, the Tories need to throw the kitchen sink at the Opposition to drag themselves ahead in the polls.
Richard Graham: We failed to make the case for business in June. We must do so once again at Party Conference – and after.
Conservative values underpin what it can achieve – whether in apprenticeships, manufacturing exports, jobs or contributions to good causes.