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.”
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
We have never been more mainstream in the Conservative Party – so much so that most practitioners have never felt the need to identify themselves as such.
If you trace the political evolution of the Cameroons you will find their origins on the right, not the left, of the Conservative Party
The traditional function of the third party in British politics has been to sweep up the protest vote, thus protecting the parties of power
The only way that David Cameron can stay as Prime Minister on 35% of the vote is if Labour loses ground to other parties
Renewal is backing a campaign to reduce Labour’s disproportionate tax that is harming this crucial community facility.
John Major, William Hague, Michael Howard, David Cameron – all promised to win over new converts, all ended up preaching to the choir. And still no sign of the promised land: an outright majority.
Tory modernisers are guilty of their own ‘stupid logic’…
Elections are won in the centre – and the centre has moved rightwards.
The ‘Mods’ and ‘Rockers’ of the Conservative Party are now the ‘Roons’ and ‘Loons’ – that is to say, the… Read more »