If we lack the self-confidence to defend our achievements, how do we seriously expect to be able take the fight to our opponents?
I want the leadership candidates to tell me how they are going to deliver Brexit, unite and refresh the Conservative Party – and win the next election.
Ours is the party that believes in equality of opportunity, in everyone having the chance to fulfil their potential, irrespective of where you come from or who you are.
Plus: Soubry may quit the Tories, which I would regret. And: Why Labour’s silence on 100 years of votes for working class men?
By refusing to engage with feminist dialogue, we have lost our heroines to the Left, who consequently deride their work and dismiss them.
100 years ago, women got the vote for the first time in Britain (some, anyway). Here’s the suffragette, later a Tory candidate, speaking in 1913.
Crime, tax, aspiration – just some of the ways to win female voters back.