The columnist Steve Richards examines the rise of the modern demagogues, and their eventual, inevitable failure.
Posts Tagged: Germany
There is a natural path ahead: announce a resignation by the end of next week, and allow a contest to take place over the summer.
The President seems determined to force other NATO members to pay their way, diplomatic niceties be damned.
Christopher Howarth: NATO will survive both Trump and Merkel’s criticisms. But it might not survive a Prime Minister Corbyn.
The idea that Brexit is a threat to defence co-operation is a myth.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
A new history just blames the Prussians, the Protestants and the East Germans for everything that has gone wrong in German history.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
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.
Will the UK get a deal? Much depends on whether other European governments or the EU Commission take charge on the other side of the table.
Isabel Oakeshott: A new role for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They should become worldwide Ambassadors for Brexit.
The couple should sally forth to convey the message that Britain is ready and eager to seize the opportunities presented by liberation from Brussels.
“The United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years and that’s going to stop.”
Jeremy Hunt: This week’s Budget delivered for the NHS, social care – and the vulnerable people who depend on both
I am determined to see our health service offer the safest, highest quality care anywhere in the world.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
Andy Cook: Why our culture must change if today’s Budget changes for technical education are to work
Real change won’t happen until until technical courses gain equal esteem to academic ones.