The fourth part of a ConHome series this week on Levelling Up as the Government’s White Paper nears publication.
Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which sheds a light on Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
The UN genocide system is broken and needs a shot in the arm from a country willing to stand and be counted.
There can be benefits to democracy – and efficiency from reform. But change must come from below – not be imposed from the top.
It was a failed county. An abomination of the 1972 Local Government Act. Yet bureaucrats keep trying to revive it by stealth.
In 2010, Eric Pickles gave my intake the benefit of his experience. Now, in turn, I offer a few lessons I’ve picked up.
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
A focused and accountable drive to build the grassroots is required. It can be done, but it requires difficult questions and honest answers.
While Lancashire is in the main in Lancashire, Wigan is both in and not in, like a Schrödinger county cat.
Shropshire and Bournemouth are among those councils holding memorial events in response to a plea from Lord Bourne.
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
Edward Garnier, Alan Haselhurst, John Randall and Andrew Tyrie are also elevated. David Evennett is knighted.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
With the Government’s position more secure, the Conservatives are finally turning to the task of finding out what went so horribly wrong in June – and you can take part.