At present, we are languishing in the polls. However, if we keep their reputation for being good on the economy, then the public may decide to give us another chance.
It is a tremendous privilege to be a candidate in this election. I will never forget that if elected I will not only be Prime Minister, but Leader of the Conservative Party too.
The risk is that the Truss approach to business taxes will be that it is seen as being so out of touch with the public mood that she will provide a vulnerable target for the Government’s opponents.
The new leader’s task will be to turn out as many as possible of those who backed Johnson in 2019. Tories are more likely to think the two would be very different leaders – but nearly half of those we sampled suggested that the choice will make little difference.
A structural weakness in her campaign is that she is telling party members what they want to hear – rather than preparing them for the hard times that Britain faces.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
It will give you a stronger voice heard at the top of government; recognise our volunteers and activists; and ensure that we keep on winning election campaigns and keep Labour out of Government.
The contrast between those blithe campaigns and this appalling landscape is unnerving, and raises profound questions about politicians and truth.
Didn’t he forsee the marginalisation of his party that would follow the Agreement? And anticipate his own fall from office and power as well as his rise to both? The answers are veiled in mystery because so are his motivations.
CCHQ should move to grip this disaster as best it can, before the third debate due to take place on Sky tomorrow.
Nothing shows our commitment to our values than the show of diversity and talent on display among our exceptional leadership candidates.
It would also make a mockery of any hustings held later than early August, since many of those present will by then already have voted.