It would be unfair to accuse Davey, the Lib Dem leader, of being dull: that is part of his task as he works out his election manifesto.
The voters most disgusted by the behaviour of the outgoing MP, Nadine Dorries, are disgusted by the other parties too, and will not vote.
A friend of Michael Gove and a former Liberal Democrats, he is bidding for the Daily Telegraph and is an investor in GB News, which he hopes to see at the centre of such an election, if it happens.
Over the last 50 years of British political history, there have been precisely two occasions when the established order was challenged and defeated: the Thatcher revolution, and Brexit. In both instances, the agent of change was the Conservatives.
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.
“There’s been a clear trend, over a long time, for MPs to be local champions, rather than distant representatives of capital or labour in Westminster.”
The task of reaching small-c conservatives rests firmly with the Prime Minister.
His greatest success was to make the Conservatives more conservative, but he does not have the gifts needed to sustain a rival party.
Voters are angered by the Ultra Low Emissions Zone which the Labour Mayor of London is imposing on them.
Dowden and Rayner traded flouts and jeers, and nobody supposed this was a day when any serious work would be done.
Nor does the PM show any sign of knowing how to keep his followers’ spirits up during the conquest of inflation.
Her memoir brings out the vitality and good intentions as well as the ludicrousness of the English radical tradition.
The conference showed a large number of people, many of them young, wondering what part a rehabilitated, reinvigorated, Christian conservatism inspired by Burke and Disraeli might have to play.
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.
The may do so by concentrating on “the unsexy stuff that people care about”, which include dog mess, potholes and parking.