Rumours that CCHQ was saving cash to go big on digital advertising in the last week of the campaign appear to be true.
The unwise Westminster trend is to invent increasingly elaborate ‘explanations’ for such views, rather than take them literally.
The 2017 election contains a series of lessons, assuming that anyone is looking for them.
By contrast, the potential audience for a reboot of Cameronism is small and far harder to reach.
One senior official put it to me starkly: “We should ask a question of the team – are you ready to fight another election in two years? If the answer is yes, then it’s a lie.”
There must be more long-term focus if the Party is to win the 40 per cent or so of the vote in 2020 that it should be aiming for.
Does their discontent reflect a better understanding on the part of female Ministers of how female voters are likely to receive messages?
My generation believes in self-reliance and is sceptical of the big state. We must not miss this chance to win them over.
The Party of Aspiration can also be the Party of redistribution, social justice and trade unionism – and authenticity.
The right needs an emotional, as well as economic, message. The MP for Harlow is building one.
Our forthcoming book will lay out a simple formula to allow conservatism to dominate politics once again.
The trinity on our masthead – Homes, Jobs and Savings – will be at the heart of the project.
Why were a hard-working candidate and activists given such an unambitious local council message to sell?
If groups of Tory MPs want to pledge sometimes to defy the Whip, that’s all to the good.
The Tory problem is not that it is too right-wing but that it lacks a commitment to social justice.