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: Edward Heath
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.
Green, standing in for May, showed what an admirable caretaker leader he would make.
To help win a new generation of young voters, the Conservatives need a new Swinton College – or a modern equivalent
It was the brainchild of Rab Butler, set up to educate Tory members. 54,000 Conservative activists, agents and other students took courses.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
Simon Tilbrook: I’m a lifelong Labour supporter and an arch-Remainer. Here’s why I’m voting Conservative.
Corbyn is unfitted to public office of any sort. All sensible Labour folk know it, but many cannot currently bring themselves to say it outright.
It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
The harsh truth is that, nearly seven years into Conservative-led Government, we are still living beyond our means.
Plus: A telling speech by George Osborne, the pleasing election of Philip Davies. Reading the Morning Star, just for a laugh. And: Andy Carroll walks on water.
How the Conservatives are rebuilding their links with the Republicans – and will work with America’s President-elect
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
As the Commons prepares to debates the effects of Brexit on these rights, here’s the story of how the Party has supplied them from Peel through to Cameron.
He has seamlessly made the transition from Cameron to May.
Plus: August, the best political month. Thatcher, the best post-war Prime Minister. Off to Any Questions. Off to Edinburgh. And: will I poison an MP?
She shares Thatcher’s interest in “ordinary working people” – but without the overarching aim of shrinking the role of the state.
Sir Edward Heath’s phrase has acquired renewed relevance, as the best description of Sir Philip Green’s shameless behaviour at BHS