In an interview to the BBC, Liz Truss admitted that “mistakes were made” so far in her premiership, but that she would “lead the Conservatives into the next general election”.
The joint One Nation Caucus and Tory Reform Group conference last weekend, following the recent National Conservative Conference, are pointers to the shape of a possible future.
The last Prime Minister to seize the centre ground and reduce the opposition to this kind of impotent anger was Tony Blair in his early years.
For too long, combating climate change has been characterised as a left-wing cause. But it is a battle that cannot be won without the Right.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
Conservative backbenchers must choose today between two candidates who at first glance at least have much in common.
Walking away will neither avoid a Jeremy Corbyn government or make Boris Johnson govern as a liberal Tory.
The vocation of the front-runner is not to mess up. And he hasn’t. Indeed, he has picked up support – and upped the pace.
A run-off between him and Johnson would risk being seen as a continuation of the “psychodrama” between the two men.
Any candidate who focuses solely on leaving the EU will hit a brick wall with the Parliamentary Party.
History shows that One Nation Conservatism, once espoused by Powell and Macleod, need not be wet.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.