As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
This new government seems to want to concentrate its energies on giving Britain a cutting edge. Will it succeed where others have failed?
Almost nine in ten of our panel members say that he has much to do before he can be counted the equal of Margaret Thatcher.
Only one in three Party members, according to our poll, are unambiguously lined up behind the idea.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
There are three main issues for us. The HE/FE balance, making all students welcome on campus and the Conservatives’ own internal housekeeping.
In his foreword to our new Policy Exchange paper, John Howard urges the Prime Minister to “seize the moment”.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
In this new political battle, the greatest tension will not be left v right or even fiscal
doves v economic hawks. It will be a battle between creativity and convention.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
His big win marks the end of the EU Ascendancy and the beginning of a new era: that of Britain as a sovereign nation.
Johnson is a self-described “Brexity Hezza” and now has the chance to mould a Party and country in his own romantic image.
Here is a Tory Democrat who with sublime impertinence has stolen the socialists’ clothes.
A new Conservative Government will need to transform the economy. It remains to be seen whether this be done with a majority based on northern, post-industrial Britain.