Any deal that leaves the UK aligned with EU rules or which deprives us of control over our trading future would not be honouring the referendum result.
A fairer funding formula, better behaviour, fluency in numeracy and literacy, a richer National Curriculum, better exams: these appeal to voters’ innate common sense.
The Schools Minister has been a near-constant presence at the forefront of educational reform. It’s good that Hinds is listening to him.
Every time we put the other side on the back foot and expose their inaccuracies to those middle-ground voters, we damage the credibility of all their messages.
We are likely to get a deal with something for everyone – a ‘softish’ Brexit with May-style immigration controls. But the longer-term offers great opportunities.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
Respondents are much where they were a few weeks ago, for all the turmoil that has taken place since the reshuffle.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Which is what she hinted at after the last one – and which would ease the pressures on her and help get the government back on its feet.
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.
Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
His tour of universities raises memories of another – that of by Keith Joseph, whose hundreth birthday would have fallen this week. It needs a modern equivalent.
Fairly or unfairly, the pro-EU cause is already associated with elites. The arrival of the Withdrawal Bill in the Upper House will do nothing to diminish that impression.
But unless his fully-developed vision of the future can capture heart-and-minds, I’d expect control of the party to stay with the mainstream.
Given Brexit, limited parliamentary time and a hung parliament, one priority is to demonstrate how leaving the EU will create specific opportunities for Britain.