“In practice, they are drawn from the same, narrow social and professional circles as the executive team and – as we have seen time and time again – the scrutiny they provide is just not good enough.
“We’re the Conservative Party, and yes we’re the party of enterprise, but that does not mean we should be prepared to accept that ‘anything goes’.” Mrs May will say that she wants to create a society that “works for everyone”.
She will say: “Right now, if you’re born poor, you will die on average nine years earlier than others. If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.
“If you’re a white, working-class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else to go to university. If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately.
“If you’re a woman, you still earn less than a man. If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s too often not enough help to hand. If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home.
“But, as I have said before, fighting these injustices is not enough. “Under my leadership, the Conservative Party will put itself – completely, absolutely, unequivocally – at the service of working people.
Her current electorate is the membership of the Tory Party. Is all of that actually what motivates them out in the shires?
If it is then we’re in greater trouble than I thought.