My last ConHome column addresses the same topic as my first: If I were a Tory, here’s what I would do.
My party has suffered from this first term – would a second be worth it? And if so, then on what terms?
In an uncertain world, here are a few certainties to bank on.
Conservatives largest party. Labour close behind. Less bad for the LibDems that some predict. UKIP win three seats. The SNP grab over 20.
The two main parties are making a big mistake by pitching their appeal at supporters of two minor ones – UKIP and the Greens.
Not so long ago, if your utterances were littered with red-mist adjectives, you’d have been dismissed as a Green Ink letter-writer. But now fulmination is vogue.
The reality is that there is no easy bounce-back recovery for the Lib Dems. It’s going to be a long, hard slog. And that’s the best case scenario.
From tuition fees to those Farage debates: the story of how my party went from Cleggmania to single digits in under five years.
Whether you’re drawbridge-up like Nigel Farage or drawbridge-down like me, neither holds the winning territory of the centre ground.
The pundits who predicted coalition would end with a return to a two-party system were plain wrong.
From grim determination to quiet leadership campaigns, here is the low down on what’s happening in Glasgow.
In any scenario, the main parties are in for a bumpy, uncomfortable ride.
It isn’t just the weather that’s depressing and drab.
He cannot be both court jester and monarch: he will have to choose, and soon.
But will politicians ever really ‘fess up? Or will the next election campaign be spent making promises that can’t be kept?