First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
After almost a year, there is still no sign that Corbyn’s Party is committed to fulfilling the will of the people.
As we write, the Conservatives are still set for a win on Thursday, but there is risk of further slippage – unless key voters can be persuaded that Corbyn will crash the car.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
May has a campaign for the country. She must complement it, as best she can, with one for you and your family.
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The basic principles of limited government, economic and civil liberties, freedom and equality under the law are almost entirely absent from her programme.
May’s manifesto is real politics – that’s to say, a serious attempt to prepare Britain for the post-Brexit challenges of the future.
Its permit system places the island’s residents at the centre of policy – and can be tightened up, just as just it was in 2009, if the economy is squeezed.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
Rail liberalisation is being extended into the EEA agreement: the Fourth Railway Package is set to increase competition further.
France’s new president may be a more positive force for Britain than people expect. But we need to be ready – deal or no deal.