If a mainstream candidate is needed, when next the Conservative leadership is contested, in order to stop some more ideological figure such as Kemi Badenoch, it is just possible that Cleverly might fit the bill.
The task of reaching small-c conservatives rests firmly with the Prime Minister.
The twenty-second article in a new series on ConHome about how government might be made smaller, taxpayers better off and and society stronger – through strong families, better schools and good jobs.
Dowden, standing in for Sunak, did not dare to be dull by telling us what this Government is for.
This book will delight many of those who see the Brexit PM as a disgrace.
The Prime Minister showed the resilience indistinguishable from shamelessness which all PMs require.
The odd thing about this author and his Guardian friends is that they cannot understand movement. Though they think of themselves as progressive, they are in many ways deeply reactionary.
When British politics falls into the hands of trendy university graduates, the working class looks to untrendy leaders – Thatcher, Johnson – for salvation.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that his opponent is a lawyer, and told the House “there is nothing compassionate about tolerating illegal migration”.
This powerful focus is too often today reserved for the separatists in the devolved administrations who aim to divide us.
The billionaires get the significance of Space – and regard their activities as some eccentric self-indulgence is to fail to grasp what they are really up to.
The purpose of the Conservative Party is to win elections, form a government, and deliver calmly and carefully considered Tory policies for the benefit of the nation. It is not merely to be a voice “making the argument” for conservative ideals.
But it is hard to see how he can become leader again in this Parliament, in which so many of his own MPs refused to serve under him.
She was not an easy person to contradict and no one in her circle made the argument against unfunded tax cuts.