Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.
No Conservative leader has lost a challenge as Prime Minister, but neither have any survived their victories by as much as a year.
To waste time now on internal factionalisation would be indefensible to so many party members who worked so hard to secure our majority.
We must extract more domestic gas, stop importing more untaxed electricity – and turbo-charge new nuclear power.
The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
In a nutshell, the issue is that tightening monetary and fiscal policy at the same time could force the economy to a stuttering halt.
Its main difficulties surround the related issues of getting Brexit done, cutting low and no skilled migration and keeping taxes down.
Through the National Lottery, the public have raised over £43 billion for charities, sports, arts and other causes.
Politicians and civil servants need to relearn that the route to lower taxes lies in sustained economic growth and discipline on public expenditure.
We need to focus on developing our brightest and most talented people, in a range of different fields, from a young age.
I really worry when so many in our party and in the media think that is all over for the centre-left.
The party has its own history of politicians with close links to business.
Britons can be very proud that he quickly answered the calls of the Kurds at the moment of their righteous rebellion and intense suffering.