Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
We can avoid the mistakes of the past by locating a new factory for electric car batteries in the regional home of vehicle manufacturing.
Plus: How should you respond when someone comes up and tells you that they love what you do?
The mood of this conference has been supportive but apprehensive. And now we are finally seeing the outlines of Johnson’s negotiating plan.
In comments given to ConservativeHome after the incident he said “The police have not contacted me at all” but that he “apologise[s] unreservedly”.
CCHQ is insistent that despite today’s vote in the Commons, the event will go ahead next week as planned.
It sets the scene as the Conservative Conference opens by showing what the voters themselves make of the unfolding drama.
Plus: The far left really has captured Labour’s conference; too many Conservatives misunderstand the Supreme Court; and my conference agenda.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling, he still has a fighting chance of gaining an election – and then winning it.
Unity of purpose requires debate, compromise and ultimately putting collective interest above self- interest.
The Conservative Party has been at the forefront of reforms which have helped the disadvantaged. Modern history is full of evidence of this vital strain of conservatism.
Nobody wins by pointing each other out as oddballs. But watch for the moments when each party accidentally reveals its private nature.
Plus: Snubbed by a Remainer. Delighted for Beth Rigby. Tusk japes, May spooks, Francois almost self-combusts. And: is Brexit Brecksit or Breggsit?
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.