George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.
The public vote based on leadership and economic management - where the Conservatives poll best.
The commitment may attract young voters but could intensify the party's profligate image.
The number who want Brexit stopped or radically softened is only 25 per cent.
The Mayor of London says that the public know where he stands on Brexit but not where his party does.
The local election results show how Theresa May has elevated voting Tory into a patriotic duty.
The Prime Minister has gone to the country before the living standards squeeze becomes too strong.
Despite their party's abysmal poll ratings, MPs find cause for optimism on the campaign trail.
The Scottish vote enabled the Conservatives' rebirth as the party of the Union; the Brexit vote has gifted Theresa May a project to reunite a fragmented right.
In his first interview since announcing his departure, the Labour MP and former shadow cabinet minister takes aim at the left - and his own side's failings.
The Prime Minister refused to guarantee the policy's survival after being challenged by the SNP's Angus Robertson.