Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
Posts Tagged: Robert Peel
The merits of local policing, embedded in the community, should not be underestimated. Shifting to specialist teams is a mistake.
Andrew Sharpe: Progressive Conservative Reformers 5) We must mine our history to inform our present and dominate our future
If we lack the self-confidence to defend our achievements, how do we seriously expect to be able take the fight to our opponents?
When he declared that “the first consideration of a minister should be the health of the people”, he was beginning to map out an election-winning mass appeal.
We regularly describe ourselves as a broad church – and correctly so. Any alignment with the Brexit Party would see that width of appeal narrowed.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – Adapting our Party for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is our greatest challenge
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
In his new book he sets out to rescue those virtues from the mockery inflicted on them in the 20th century.
By saying for the first time that “the Government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House”, she risks splitting her own Party.
In the 1997 election, the Party lost 11.2 per cent of the votes and 178 seats, ending with just 165; a loss on this scale next time is perfectly plausible.
Jonathan Clark: Is it time to sweep away our political parties – and clear the decks for Leave v Remain?
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
The former Justice Minister writes an open letter to a young activist, urging her to reconsider her defection to the Liberal Democrats.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
Profile: The Prime Minister, as revealed in the twelve qualities shared by successful holders of that office
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.