The former Prime Minister is of less importance than resisting the temptation to make her mistakes all over again.
Our laws are now indisputably biased towards far-left organisations, and unfairly penalise ideologically-aligned groups that have a right-wing programme.
Over this period, the UK’s economic growth was level with the US’s and exceeded the other five members of the G7. In other words, on international comparisons, we did well.
Warm words about those serving oversees ring hollow when their families are shivering in sub-standard accommodation.
He is challenged on the claim that public sector pay demands would cost up to £1000 per household if met.
Officials will argue it is a slippery slope. But unless we get a grip on how to push our long-term productivity rate up, the only way is down.
Stability and market confidence have been re-established. That allows the possibility to relax the planned fiscal restraint over the next two years, if global economic circumstances improve.
It would be to all our benefit if our healthcare system played a less dramatic role in our elections; it has been a political football for too long.
Police effectiveness must be boosted by a strategic shift to prevention. 20,000 extra cops has to mean one million fewer crimes, not 200,000 more people in front of the courts.
We could just abandon some of our costlier spending commitments — for instance, the triple lock, or having a navy. But I’m assuming that when Tories talk about shrinking the state they have weight-loss in mind not amputation.
I would break this down into three broad and interconnected areas. How do we improve accountability? How do we embrace new technology? And how do we allocate resources more effectively?
Is he fated to be a fire-fighter, a leader grappling with crisis? Or can he find the political space to deliver a more personal message – perhaps to do with education?
If we are to grow as a nation and pay for public services we need to encourage entrepreneurs and support businesses – not make life harder for them and kick them in the teeth.