May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
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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.
Iain Dale: The biggest gossip in politics is interviewed by the biggest gossip in politics and names the biggest gossip in politics
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.
Interview: David Burrowes, occasional rebel, constant Christian – and a backbench force to be reckoned with
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.
Both the organisation and its critics have a mutual interest in suggesting otherwise.
The fortunes of those older sons provided capital for investment. And it was that capital, applied to invention and ingenuity, which made the industrial revolution possible.
Chris Whitehouse: Ofsted Chairman’s insult that people of the Isle of Wight are “inbred” makes his position untenable.
Attracting high calibre teachers to the Island has always been a challenge, these remarks will make it harder.
How Cameron can bind up the Party’s wounds post-election.