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.
Local pride in towns like Blyth is wounded at every turn by evidence of neglect, shoddiness and former greatness.
Never mind the holiday, feel the challenge – that’s to say, moving on from responding to Brexit to what Afghanistan may mean for foreign policy.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
Even though public concern about immigration seems to have eased off recently, there is reason for caution.
Davidson introduced the Home Secretary, who does not yet shine as brightly as his talents should enable him to do.
Plus: The mystery of the missing Kwasi Kwarteng. The presence of the ebullient Brandon Lewis. The absence and recovery of Nick de Bois. Plus: Capita’s failures.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
The Shipley MP says his views on women and equality are reasonable, and that Labour is shaping a culture that seeks to silence dissent.
Lord Woolton (pictured right) was the greatest-ever, rebuilding the Conservatives after the war. But here are my favourite five.
They have gone either way in successive elections, but their recent results show up electoral trends that helping the Tories.
Rows, plots, leaks, secret deals, an inquiry, debates in Parliament and the loss of the Defence Secretary – all over “a company with a capitalisation of only £30 million”.
Privatisation was the wave of the future during the 1990s. Great British Railways risks turning its back on progress.