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Labour enjoys huge majorities in this heartland of heartlands, but there are a few seats where the Tories are slowly getting competitive.
And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
The Prime Minister’s manifesto will have its flaws, but she has grasped the implications of Brexit more surely than any other senior politician.
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.
He was the last custodian of a lost Tory tradition of professional party organisation which maintained the Conservatives as a national institution.
Most produce results that are more or less what a reader of opinion polls and other electoral data might have anticipated a few months in advance.
Detoxifying the Party never meant moving to the left – this year’s manifesto was well to the left economically of anything we advocated.