And those that never were, such as 1978, 1991 and 2007. Prime Ministers tend to make the opposite error to that of their predecessors.
Posts Tagged: British history
Iain Dale: I never thought I’d compare an American President to a North Korean dictator. But here I go.
Plus: UKIP goes nuts. And: Chapman’s tweets might lead you to believe that he’s taken some sort of personality-changing drug.
John Deben: Weak leadership, catastrophic decisions. The appeasement of reactionaries over Brexit has betrayed Heath’s legacy
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
When I wrote on this website last year that we should not underestimate him, some ridiculed my argument. Now we have to educate a new generation about the dangers of Labour.
42 per cent and no majority 2) The Party must make the case for conservatism to a new generation of voters. It hasn’t for too long.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.
Jamie Whyte: The Conservatives didn’t win because they rejected Thatcher’s beliefs – a small state and free markets
The “modernisers” think that people with clear principles are cranks. In five years, they may find themselves queuing for food at their local Red Star state supermarket.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
Douglas Carswell: Those posh left-wing people who get on the BBC have helped drive UKIP voters to the Conservatives
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
The Labour leader’s years of indulging the IRA, who murdered the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, should not be forgotten.
Successful Singapore is simply copying what previous Conservative governments have done – namely, to deliver directly hundreds of thousands of new houses.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Henry VIII would have coveted the EU’s powers – not these clauses in the Great Repeal Bill
The very last thing the tyrant would have done would be to restore sovereignty to Parliament.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
This election follows a referendum that strained, and in some cases shattered, party loyalties. The Prime Minister ought now to be building her own big tent.
The script for the new relationship with the EU must be written as much by those who valued it as by those who campaigned to leave it.
It’s past time that the record was set straight on the life and achievements of this remarkable Tory statesman.