James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
Corbyn is intensely vague on the topic – and is doing his very best to remain so.
Plus: Brexodus, what Brexodus. The Gay Hussar improves. James Cleverly impresses. And: join Liam Halligan, Ayesha Hazarika and I on CNN Talk.
Ethically and politically, defending freedom on campus is the right thing to do.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
Conservative values underpin what it can achieve – whether in apprenticeships, manufacturing exports, jobs or contributions to good causes.
There is a Labour tradition of defending brutal dictatorships.
Tim Montgomerie’s new project is big, bold, and imaginative. But how will a journal that doesn’t do news get cut-through? And will it really do so?
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.
His critics have fallen for the Fact-Checking Fallacy: the illusion that in politics or journalism, accurate facts are all that matter.
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Who are these people? They earn between £50,000 and £150,000 before tax. They are the natural aristocracy of white collar professionals.
From devolution to proportional representation, the left has pursued a far more ambitious agenda of convenient constitutional reform than the Tories.
There are reasons why it was much lower than Labour’s – perhaps even why it was lower than last time round. None the less, CCHQ needs to take a long hard look at it.