Our democracy is poorly served by widespread ignorance about campaign technology, and the fact glamorous alarmism wins more headlines than grubby reality.
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In certain respects, the UK’s leaving of the EU could reap animal welfare benefits on a scale hitherto unimaginable.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
It’s a long game – and the key is to create a loyal voter base, not throw money at targeted advertising during elections.
Hammond has one task only in next week’s Budget. To show that the Government is preparing for No Deal.
The Chancellor’s recent claims of a coming “Deal Dividend” sent the wrong message at the wrong time – and showed up a deep Treasury malaise.
If it is copied, tracked or taken unlawfully, then its owners should be compensated, regardless of whether they can prove ‘damage’.
James Brokenshire: I urge local leaders everywhere in Britain to join us in helping to boost business abroad.
Lessons from my recent visit to India with Andy Street and Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine Partnership.
Andy Street: Here in the West Midlands, there’s a new kind of politics developing. We call it Urban Conservatism. And it’s winning.
Our new fortnightly columnist on a renaissance which “through teamwork and shared vision, is producing real results”.
It’s vital that the rank and file steps outside its comfort zone to safeguard the future of our economy and society.
Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”.
Brady reports no confidence moves against May that might not be no confidence moves at all.
Nick Hargrave: Rapturously received – and strategically flawed. How May’s first Tory conference speeches have come back to haunt her.
She unwittingly legitimised unrealistic Brexit expectations and Corbyn’s economic argument.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
How the far left uses a feedback loop to shut down people in the short term – and ideas in the long.