The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
Her needs to deliver bold measures, but also show that he can read the politics and mood of the party and country.
Conservative Workers and Trades Unionists campaigns to ensure that we have the best policies for the rights, wages, and welfare of British working people.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
The most startling element is its one big dive outside the workings of the Tory machine: he wants the leader’s powers to draw up the manifesto to be reined in.
We pick out five items from it which may be of special interest to our readers and others who will attend.
All agree that something must be done. But everyone would prefer that someone else is the one to do it.
Plus: The decline of books. Morgan sees off the cult of Mogg. Why I won’t fly RyanAir. And: As I reach a significant birthday, I mull writing my autobiography…
They already elect their chairmen and there will be fewer trips abroad – at least when the Commons is sitting. That means more scrutiny of what Ministers are up to.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
A summary of the news from the junior ranks to date. Announcements of appointments yet to conclude.
You may well hear grumbling from businesses about the levy which will help to fund them – but the effort will be worth it.
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
The days are long gone when union leaders could do a good job for their members, while funding and influencing a political party.