The leader's supporters have confused party with movement and party with public.
The imminent cuts to tax credits – given to four and a half million Britons to supplement low-paid work – expose the hollowness of Cameron's promise to help.
Healey, who has died aged 98, persuaded the public that he was a jolly and rather lovable character. That was not how his parliamentary colleagues saw him.
From Theresa May on immigration to Jeremy Hunt on tax credits, senior Conservatives are ruining the leadership's attempts to sell the party as occupying the "common ground".
Guernsey Airport is pretty weird; but then, so is the rest of the island.
How much better would our politics be if this question was settled, once and for all?
I booked a cottage called Primrose Hall. I realised on arrival that I had committed myself to five days in a museum of Toryism.
Rather than merely winning again, the Conservatives are seeking to inflict permanent damage on the opposition.
The Prime Minister spoke with the confidence of a man who finally has a full mandate for his approach.
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