Reshaping Whitehall must be sanctioned by the Prime Minister, but he can empower the Government’s proven reformer, Michael Gove, to drive change.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
I have reluctantly concluded that there needs to be greater regulation of the veracity of claims made by registered participants in political campaigns.
It is essential that voters do not come to believe that those politicians who support a free economy have become obsessed by leaving the EU.
Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
The tension can be seen in the way the Prime Minister’s sensible effort at Chequers clashes with the deeply-seated values of many in the Party’s grassroots.
Onward seems set to propound the liberal and Freer the libertarian versions of the globalist agenda. Where does that leave the anti-globalist voters who now back the Tories?
Taking back control will give us scope to restore public confidence in our migration controls, support key sectors of the economy, and woo wealth creators.
Hopefully, these efforts will pay off next week when national leaders decide whether to open talks on trade and a transition period. It is time to get down to business.
A weakness in this book is that its support for nation states is predicated on disappointed economic necessity.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
Perhaps the reason why the Conservatives are marginalising them is that the former are shaping an electoral coalition big enough to include Leavers and Remainers.