People cannot simply be viewed as consumers or producers – there are other dimensions to policy, including the stewardship of the countryside.
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.
Insisting that our needs are met by the government reduces neigbours to numbers and diminishes our scope for good citizenship.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
The move formalises a precedent with disturbing longer-term implications for the relationship between the citizen and government.
So new research suggests. Private businesses must take at least as much responsibility for this state of affairs as Tory politicians.
Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, Dan Hannan, Liam Halligan, Steve Baker, Tom Tugendhat & others will speak. And there’s a special discount for ConHome readers.
In other words, let us do things a bit more like everywhere else in the world and a bit more like we used to in the UK.