That he will be in post during the Coronation in May tells an important story about change in Britain across the generations.
Party, media and online dynamics create incentives to reinforce the ‘them and us’ perspectives of one 40 per cent coalition or another. Reaching out for common ground can be risky.
The latest wave of an in-depth tracker project shows that a long-term softening of public attitudes has continued during the pandemic.
We should take pride in seven decades of refugee protection, and it is a principle we must uphold in the future too.
He may have been one of the greatest figures to shape the 20th century, but a simplistic deification risks losing the complexity of the man.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
Discussion of immigration is often dominated by those who are entirely ‘pro’ or ‘anti’, but most people are somewhere in between.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Any cut-off date needs to be fair and legally water-tight, as well as commanding public and political support. In the end, the inquiry opted for the triggering of Article 50.
To begin with, we should stop engaging with community leaders, and engage with BME voters directly.