Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
My role was to help make it easier for thousands of people a year to manage a successful transition from the armed forces to civilian life.
I will be publishing more details in my forthcoming book, which explores the state of the British Armed Forces.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
In trying to maximise the Party’s vote share, it’s essential that a proper audit of these barriers takes place (and others will no doubt think of some I have missed).
The Government had next to no living standards message at the election. It needs one now – and to explain how it fits in with those three priorities.
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
Politicians are most effective when they are being themselves. Does part of May’s “irreducable core” really yearn for more housing?
The PM lost her majority by running a single issue campaign which left Corbyn the chance to pose as the champion of ordinary people.
Nearly everything believed to exercise Labour more than the Tories was also named more often as a priority for “me and my family” than for Britain as a whole.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Most Labour voters think their party should support strike action if pay demands are not met, and most voters think private sector wages are higher.
Its awards consume roughly a quarter of public spending. It is hard to see where the tax hikes or spending scaleback to fund them will come from if the Chancellor sticks to his guns.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.