She shares with him the ability to throw opponents off balance – and a commitment to levelling up.
Maybe, just maybe, such a leader could take the Conservative Party in a different direction.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
Our electoral success has rested in large measure on an ability and willingness to adapt to the realities of social and economic change.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
The Tories have an interest in a focus on values. Reports suggest that some in Downing Street are encouraging Johnson to launch a ‘war on woke’.
We lost Putney, but gained loads of poorer seats in the north and midlands. That’s highlighted the tensions.
The schism between between Tory Eurosceptics and Europhiles has been overcome; now another divide must be healed.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
It offers interesting insights into the shape of public opinion in 2019. But talk of a ‘sea change’ away from freedom is hard to stand up.
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
He says that while “they’re agreeing to support us on the big economic and security issues”, that “doesn’t mean we now agree with all of their views”.
There is no need to keep fighting the last equality war – our society should allow women to choose pure egalitarianism or more traditional gender roles.
The ethical teachings of FH Bradley are the ideal starting point for rediscovering the social dimension of Conservatism.
Conservatives have never been anti-state, and Brexit offers us the chance to reclaim important parts of the Tory tradition.