Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
With more people at home and severely restricted, the pandemic has exacerbated regulatory concerns about betting and gaming.
The system has been able to withstand the enormous pressures of this pandemic, with more than 1.5 million new claims processed.
Troublemaking Tories are no bad thing as the UK moves forward with its 5G contract.
All three parties have a middling band of targets – what leaps out is how so many Cameron-era gains now seem out of the Tories’ reach.
This problem may have started abroad, but it is now here, in our own society. It must be dealt with.
Fundamentally, fairness is about the desire for a moral order.
Voters may suspect that Conservatives only care about those at the top – but falling unemployment helps those stuck at the bottom.
Labour’s main criticism seems to be that the scheme is running behind schedule – their answer is a further three month delay
All those who voted UKIP achieved was the election of two Labour Councillors.
Would a Conservative Party led by him have beaten UKIP?
The long-term effects of Osborne’s slash-and-burn approach to welfare are less certain than IDS’s more considered approach.
As Tim Montgomerie said, “compassionate conservatives must be the agents of rescue – not just for indebted or sick economies, but for broken people too”.
I’ve long hoped that the next Tory manifesto would offer an agenda for ensuring Britain can compete in what Digby Jones has rightly called the ‘Asian century’.
Like Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Gove has turned out to be far more in tune with public opinion than Labour was, and is now dragging his opponents along in his wake.