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.
Character assassination displaces comprehension, and so damages those who engage in it.
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
A fisherman from the Ajax, and other Leavers, want to know that Johnson will not let them down.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
By creating a kind of firewall between her take on Brexit and her view of everything else, she has kept her head at a time when too many others are losing theirs.
It really is remarkable. Every self-reported measure of wellbeing has improved near continuously in the past eight years.
The patriotic, Brexit-voting working class, neglected for decades by Labour, must now be championed by the Conservatives.
I worked for both of them, and they were extraordinary human beings. But they were also both contingent, flawed, and also with their all-too-obvious blind spots.