Willingness to leave the EU with no deal, but to pay for specific programmes, is popular. Intervention in businesses and the economy is not.
Over the last year, I’ve set out a number of policy ideas designed to appeal to lower middle class voters. Here are some of them.
Keeping the triple lock third from bottom; scrapping the Human Rights Act fifth from top; an energy price cap fourth from bottom.
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
But that doesn’t mean that she can afford to try to run this election on a timid manifesto. This remains the party’s best chance to win a mandate for tough choices.
There is plenty to dislike about the US system, but we’d do well to learn from it – if only to avoid travelling a similar road.
Expert input is essential to good government, but the abdication of political decisions to ‘impartial’ authorities is not. Let’s take back control.
The first part of a mini-series on the growth of judicial power.
We should join organisations like Amnesty International, which has made a terrible mistake on anti-semitism, to ensure that our voices are heard.
I hadn’t thought about the Act until I found I needed it.
The Conservatives have a chance to make great strides with these floating voters.
Advice to the Government’s transitional team.
The protection of the rights of the individual against an over-mighty state has always been one of the main principles of conservatism.
It is the product of a system in which judges and lawsuits have deeply encroached on the proper role of politicians and elections.
It could easily have been dropped: that it has passed, albeit in modified form, is good news for those who believe in our more radical manifesto promises.