The broad consensus needed for constitutional change is at odds with the factional spirit in which they have launched their campaign.
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.
Beyond the World Cup, the emirate is buying its way into our university, school, and sporting systems. But at what cost?
The measures would signal that we are a national community, membership of which brings particular rights and also obligations. It sounds pretty Conservative to me.
One secretary of state and a small team of ministers cannot provide effective political leadership to this oversized department.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
The Home Office is a legendary graveyard of political ambition, and Patel is less well placed to escape burial than was Theresa May, who won the 2016 contest.
Our findings and theirs are in the same territory even allowing for six months’ or so difference. There is no decisive view on who any replacement should be.
To waste time now on internal factionalisation would be indefensible to so many party members who worked so hard to secure our majority.
It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
The authors reply to William Atkinson – who suggested a week ago on this site that it should not.
Cooper is on top of her brief, yet somehow failed to press home her advantage as she pointed out to Patel that many criminals are getting off scot free.
Labour had a slightly higher mean likelihood voting score among voters as a whole than the Conservatives.
A pattern is beginning to form below the Defence Secretary, with Truss, Zahawi and Trevelyan coming in variously at second, third and fourth.