Tue 4 Oct 2016 / Europe
What the Conservative party wants
It is what she didn’t say that has been the most interesting aspect of Theresa May’s Conservative party conference performances. This is a woman in love with her party and its activists, which was never the case with David Cameron or Tony Blair. We forget at our peril that, from her early schooldays, May was a Conservative party ‘geek’. This week May was not speaking to the world, or even the nation and its elected representatives, but rather to her beloved Tory party rank and file.