It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
The Tories have an interest in a focus on values. Reports suggest that some in Downing Street are encouraging Johnson to launch a ‘war on woke’.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
The amendment to the Immigration Bill will be an opportunity to gauge the Party’s willingness to respect the liberties of the most excluded.
He signals a new toughness on antisemitism…and invites a favourable comparison with Johnson over Jenrick.
“But we also need to see greater use of facemasks” and “let’s get testing and tracing up and running”, says the Shadow Health Secretary.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Some seem to believes that they have a right to own the support of ethnic minority voters. Which they don’t.
Labour have more potential allies in the smaller parties, but the prospect of a coalition with the Nationalists could sink him in England.
The CBI supports the Government’s timetable and Starmer is keeping his head down. It is quite the turnaround.
An election that saw them returned to say yes to Brexit and boosterism leaves Johnson vulnerable to events and reality.
We need to be proactive, and champion those universal values that we all share. And BAME conservatives need to be articulating and leading it.
There is no evidence from the poll of polls that the Dominic Cummings affair speeded up what has been a steady Tory decline since mid-April.