She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
Hers or Letwins? That’s what the choice is narrowing down to. From the point of view of trust in politics, how MPs vote will now make little difference – if any.
We trail a mini-series on what might happen next amidst a sense of uncertainty about will follow the Gove reforms.
Drawing on decades of experience and friendships from all parties, Sir David – inventor of the swingometer – founded the UK’s psephological profession.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
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.
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
We must follow the example of Beveridge, Butler and Willink.
The Prime Minister has a long story of progressive toryism to tell. Moral authority must not be conceded to Labour.
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.
The Audio Visual Media Services Directive is at odds with the principles of the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta.
Kenneth Baker is backing vocational education practically and enthusiastically. But too many other members of the Conservative family just aren’t interested in it.