Earlier this week I called on Liam Fox and David Davis to help sell David Cameron’s modernisation agenda to the right of the party. That is exactly what Dr Fox has done in today’s Sunday Telegraph. Dr Fox believes that the new suite of Tory education policies will "place the power with parents", "kick-start social mobility", "make it easier to open new schools
within the state sector so that parents have real options", increase "choice and
diversity" and, in sum, "take a broken society, and fix that."
It’s only a short article but a welcome sign that the leading right-wing members of the shadow cabinet are not leaving their leader isolated in keeping the party united.
The quid pro quo of having Fox-Davis-Hague sell the leadership’s policies is, of course, that they are treated as full team members and help to set the party’s agenda.