We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
Here are three areas where the next leader can fulfil a desire to have a country that works for everybody.
Many of my closest friends in politics will struggle with the choice I am recommending. But the national interest must come first.
This agenda has never been put to the electoral test, whilst the traditionalist strategy can be seen to have had limitations.
Instead of being “junked” it’s more accurate to say that modernisation was extensively refitted.
Its leader voted for Cameron in 2010. Now he’s trying to occupy ground that Cameron has vacated.
The text of my speech from yesterday evening’s debate on the future of the centre-right with Matthew Parris.
The latter need to ask themselves: when did they become the thing they most hate in the world. When did they become LibDems?
That’s a stark way of stating the choice that Lord Ashcroft’s polling suggests will loom next May.
My programme: Let grammars expand. Means-test incidental health costs. The Green Deal is a joke. Immigration is still a farce. Apologise for same sex marriage.
Renewal is backing a campaign to reduce Labour’s disproportionate tax that is harming this crucial community facility.
Progressive Conservatives? Radical Thatcherites? The John Major Workers’ Party? You choose.
ConservativeHome’s Mark Wallace, Charlotte Leslie MP and BrightBlue’s Ryan Shorthouse discuss the current Tory mood.
It casts light on their long-term problems as well as shorter-term difficulties.
If they don’t, what’s presumably their target audience is unlikely to listen to them.