Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
Claims that there is no case for them beyond the interests of the Conservative Party ring hollow in the face of the Electoral Commission’s support.
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
And here’s the thing: Banks knew it. Farage knew it. But they didn’t care. Their primary objective was to be seen to lead the campaign, not to win it.
Also: DUP dig in their heels in Stormont dispute; and Scottish Labour leadership challenger credits Corbyn with party’s revival.
The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are still failing to uphold democracy in Tower Hamlets.
The Tory campaign was outgunned by a broad alliance of officially non-partisan groups. But are they all truly independent? And where is their money coming from?
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
It’s a reminder that the law requires rather more than a Twitter hashtag campaign as proof of wrongdoing.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
Blair’s changes ignored security in the name of raising turnout. It is time to correct that error.
And much of this material is propaganda – not fact.
The rules not only need to be updated but also to be enforced.
It reduces the risk of fraud and motivates parties to go out and persuade the electorate that voting matters.
Ghost electorates will no longer boost the number of Labour constituencies.