What’s wrong with the Tory party?

What’s wrong with the Tory party?

Last year, Policy Exchange and YouGov carried out a major polling exercise about what voters want, and there are lessons from it for all the main parties. For the Conservatives, it highlights four (overlapping) ways in which the party needs to do better. First, they...
The great divide

The great divide

My career in politics nearly ended the day it began, when I was almost run over by a gang of Nazis in a Mini-Metro. Not a very butch car to be hit by, I know, and a rather pathetic substitute for a Panzer tank. But it was the early 1990s, and supporters of fascist...
Lynton Crosby’s three main priorities when he enters CCHQ

Lynton Crosby’s three main priorities when he enters CCHQ

Today the Government will set out options for giving prisoners the vote. It’s extraordinary to see ministers obliged to propose legislation which they clearly find abhorrent. But the European Court of Human Rights has ruled, in the case of convicted killer John Hirst,...
Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Tim Montgomerie is running an interesting series on the “wrong right” this week, looking at the problems that are facing the Conservatives. This morning he has an interesting piece on why working class voters in 2012 are not the same as in 1979....