Our party contains multitudes – and should embrace conservatives from across the ideological spectrum.
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
Both sides must recognise that the Corporation as a whole can be performing well whilst its political coverage alienates Conservatives.
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
The trust factor is simply less relevant, because fewer people are accessing the Corporation’s output in the first place.
It is straining to be bigger and better, and see further, faster. But the lesson of the story is that it can’t see everywhere at once.
Plus: I have the right to speak my mind about Liverpool. Plus: am I a true Conservative?
Plus: Could the Brexit Party get a free run from the Conservatives in 50 seats? Welcome, Chris Mason. And: my weekend.
“How would you feel if we spent the money on local transport links in the Midlands and the north?’’ Gove asked Conservative MPs last year.