Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
Plus: should Patel have come? Should Mordaunt have gone? And: my predictions. What I got right and wrong.
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
It works best when painting a substantive contrast on issues that voters care about. And here are four strategic choices for the Conservatives.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.
The book cites bad language on an epic scale. Is there more in politics than previously? If so, why this Malcolm Tuckerisation of discourse? And does it matter?
Whitehall has at times imperilled its reputation for neutrality, but there remains a positive ‘can-do’ attitude about Brexit. The Government should harness it.
Should we expect “overlooked” MPs to rebel?
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
Plus: Englishness in Norwich. Remainer complaints everywhere. And: Noel Gallagher, political philosopher, gives his view of Corbyn.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
On the anniversary of the EU referendum, the party leadership needs an audit of what went wrong this month, and a plan for the Tory future in this Parliament.
Plus: Dealing with news of terror attacks as a radio host. Was it really necessary to send Steve Uncles to prison. And: Jacqui Smith and Sky – its goodbye from me and its goodbye from her.
We belatedly acknowledge the man who combines mastery of the brutalist arts of desk Stalinism with an extremely expensive Wykehamist education.