Ruth Davidson is a Christian, gay, kick-boxing army reservist who made a passionate case for the EU and has transformed the fortunes of the Tories in Scotland.
Both Conservative and Labour MPs regard a contest next year as the solution to their problems.
And I'm not just talking about the fact they've both been left with a old, wrinkly narcissist.
A new book reveals the spiteful after life of Downing Street's unlikely spin doctor.
More than any of her recent predecessors, the Prime Minister seems willing to challenge the economic and political orthodoxies of the past 35 years.
The Conservative policy board chair on the meaning of Brexit, state intervention and whether "Mayism" exists.
My week, from havoc in the Labour family to a sublime act of real-life trolling – via a shopping centre.
The Labour peer and former Liberty director is expected to join Jeremy Corbyn's team next week.
The leader's confident address will have impressed even his fiercest foes.
The party won't split, Corbynite divisions are growing and MPs have accepted Brexit.
The party's deputy leader exhilarated delegates with his paean to the Blair and Brown years.
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