His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
It was not an edifying spectacle, but it was convincing in its way.
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
But too often the switch to comprehensives meant mixed ability, equality of outcomes and the head being beaten up.
They will be strange, edgy experiences: I can hardly wait.
In a Daily Telegraph piece on the eve of poll, Margaret Thatcher argued for Europe, putting co-operation ahead of trade.
This is a simple question of where and how our national interest is best pursued.
Plus: Cameron blew it. So did Hammond. And: My friendship with Tony Benn.
Plus: I stand in for a billionaire. Ten years of Pink News. And: the Michael Meacher I knew.
The West Bromwich MP, who condemned Blair for leading Labour into the desert of pragmatism, may deliver the party from Corbyn.
Plus: A return to Fleet Street. A venture to Edinburgh. West Ham win, David Laws loses. And: UKIP’s London members will have no say in the selection of its Mayoral Candidate.
The Chancellor made the Osborne system look stronger than it has ever been, and set out to co-opt the Labour Party into it.
Of the grammar, academy and comprehensive ideals, only the first two are now left standing.
Plus: Two funerals and me. My life as an Agony Uncle. Why Grayling is wrong about prison books. Sympathy for Mark Menzies. And finally: My mother’s pride.