Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
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The cohort of future Conservative leadership candidates would do well to start thinking about the structure of the Number 10 they want to build.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
A new report by the Society of Conservative Lawyers argues that prior Parliamentary approval for military action is a dangerous game and has no constitutional law basis.
If the United Kingdom’s negotiating position appears incoherent, much of the blame rests with those who put the legislature in charge.
Jonathan Clark: Representative democracy is waning, direct democracy is waxing. So its MPs themselves who will “come to heel”
The object of the exercise is to absorb within a stable democratic practice a new element which, if unabsorbed, may have fatal effects.
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
What is needed is professional, third party review and analysis of expenditure, department by department, cutting out duplication and waste.
Raab, Cox, Gove, Fox, Mordaunt – all these Cabinet members, and others, should resign tomorrow if necessary.
They mustn’t let Downing Street bounce them into agreeing a 500-plus page deal that they won’t have had time to study properly.
Joel Charles: After May’s conference speech and Hammond’s Budget, opportunity must be our core objective
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.
Cox’s intervention at May’s meeting of senior Cabinet ministers last week to discuss Brexit plans turned out to be crucial.
Bob Seely: Yes, Brexit and leadership are important. But so’s everything else. Here are some ideas for the future.
Scrap HS2. Integrate social care. Abolish NI. Reverse police cuts. Consider a new Bill of Rights. And much, much more.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
My new report for the Centre for Policy Studies suggests ways in which government can be made more accountable.
Is the Witney MP’s decision a one-off, or part of a co-ordinated plan – with more to come? Downing Street and the Whips will be searching for an answer.