Its social base is gone, its electorate pulled in different directions, and globalisation has eroded the state’s ability to grant comfortable lives by decree.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2015
Plus: I hate Frankfurt. Love for Javid. Morgan’s popularity rises. And: No-one wants to see Danny Alexander’s ginger nuts swinging their way down Whitehall.
Several popular assumptions about ‘the student vote’ turned out to be untrue.
Winning electoral battles is not enough. We must win intellectual battles to change history.
“Wages are rising. Hope is returning. We’re moving into the light. But we’re not there yet. We’re only half way through.”
“A Great British take-off – that leaves no-one behind. That’s our dream – to help you realise your dreams.”
Lord Ashcroft: Corbyn’s lack of interest in winning back voters is an opportunity the Conservatives must not squander
In Manchester, the tone should be one of getting on with the job, not self-indulgence or triumphalism.
With the Conservative Party Conference approaching, we look at the man who is likely to be its star: the Chancellor.
The contrast with the waxing fortunes of the SNP illustrates the importance of knowing when to pass the torch.
By deliberately underplaying the Conservative beliefs that help drive him, he’s had greater room for manoeuvre in putting them into practice.
Sunder Katwala: Corbyn may offer the Tories a new opportunity with minority voters – but that’s no cause for complacency
The next election may see increasingly distinct pitches from each of the parties towards sections of the latter.
Plus: The Australian Liberals should have gone for Julie Bishop. Joe Pike’s Project Fear. And: Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Cyber Corbynistas?
In response to Paul Abbott, here’s a personal account from the front-line, since I’ve been reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting.
My new book collects the reports from my focus groups and explores what the public really thought of the election (when they thought about it at all).
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.