Conservatives should be careful not to assume that all Hindus are Thatcherites in waiting. Some regard standing up to Modi, and keeping his anti-Muslim politics out of Britain, as much more important.
The Prime Minister portrayed himself as a sane, sober, consensual person who is hard at work improving people’s lives.
When a minister comes under attack from the parliamentary lobby, petty allegations are treated as monstrous crimes.
In a politics over-stocked with PPE graduates from Oxford, she has shown that a Liverpudlian who left school at 16 can triumph.
The new Prime Minister baffled the Opposition by mixing high-minded friendliness with low blows.
Party members deserve a larger say over policy, candidate selection, and much else. But it must be for the House of Commons to choose the prime minister.
Faragist liberatarians wouldn’t have the right message to seize the moment – but Dominic Cummings is a different story.
He cannot now fulfil the great, unavoidable function of any Conservative leader, which is to unite the party. The wounds are too recent and too raw.
The thought of watching Truss perform like this week after week is for Tory MPs unbearable.
The Manchester hustings showed 1400 Conservatives behaving in a benevolent and thoughtful way, characteristics almost impossible to dramatise.
Pundits are scornful, and see “blue on blue” violence, when actually the Conservative Party is holding the necessary national argument.
She explains why she changed her mind on Brexit, confirms she would change the Bank’s mandate, and says she would be happy to find a place for Sunak in her team.
The Conservative Party should in future negotiate with the broadcasters so leadership contenders are not “writing Labour’s next leaflets”.
The Transport Secretary, an early backer of Johnson for the leadership, has become one of the Government’s most trusted media performers
“The Treasury Finance Ministry view of the world isn’t about structural reform to increase the productive capacity of the economy.”