James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
“I always campaign for Conservative candidates but I absolutely do not want to campaign on the Euro election ticket.”
“If we say we stand up for 17.4 million people then we have to get those people what they asked for, to leave the EU. This now is the only way.”
“If the answer is a caretaker, whether Mr Lidington or anybody else, what the hell was the question?”
Plus: The Chief Whip’s swift transformation from Francis Urquhart to Mr Bean. And: why I can’t bring myself to vote Tory in the local elections.
A functioning Government would whip for Malthouse Two – the plan backed by Steve Baker, Nicky Morgan, Iain Duncan Smith, Damian Green, Simon Hart and others.
Mostly ERG-aligned Leavers – but roughly ten former Remainers, a core of whom now back a second referendum.
Theresa May co-authored a report in 2012 which identified key lessons from a notable success story. Seven years later, why has so little been done?
There is a strong case for altering the balance of welfare spending between working people and those retired.
He points out that there appears to be far from complete agreement amongst the defectors about why they have left or what they stand for.
Javid is right to bury the “tens of thousands” target – but he needs to set out a clear pathway to lower migration.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
Farage urged everyone to prepare for a second referendum, and concluded: “Next time, as far as I’m concerned, it’s no more Mr Nice Guy.”
The anger expressed on the Conservative benches reflected the anger felt in many a humble home.