It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.
Having attacked EEA membership as a bad deal during the referendum, they now pretend it is a good idea in the hope of preventing Brexit.
It backed nationalisation in the ’40s. It opposed Thatcher’s economic policy in the ’80s. It supported the Euro in the ’90s. And now it wants Single Market membership.
The British economy is already strong, and leaving the customs union will open the door to even broader horizons.
We simply don’t know yet what outcome could command a broad consensus. Everything short of no deal and remaining in the EU should be kept on the table.
Many of Brussels’ demands, including for continued oversight by the European Court, are quite simply preposterous.
“Thanks to the calamitous errors of two Conservative prime ministers in a row… we’re in this hell of a mess.”
After negotiations with the rest of the EU have been completed, the final agreement must be brought back to Parliament.
May won five per cent more of the vote than Cameron did two years ago. The margin between having a majority and not having one was performance in marginal seats.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
Lord Ashcroft’s research suggests where the party performed poorly or badly on June 8: among women, younger voters and Remain supporters.
Since when did voting for a party mean endorsing every policy in any election manifesto? Especially when large chunks of the Tory offering are in the shredder.
We cannot afford to get it wrong. The Prime Minister is the right woman to go out to bat for Britain. She will deliver a strong deal and a bright future for everyone.
After almost a year, there is still no sign that Corbyn’s Party is committed to fulfilling the will of the people.
There is no point in any party piling up votes in its safer seats – assuming that voters vital to it, such as younger people in Labour’s case, turn out in large numbers in any event.