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: Second World War
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.
Coastal erosion threatens the site of the world’s first operational radar station.
“It is wonderful that you are releasing an album on March 17 to mark your 100th birthday. Why have you decided to do this?”
George Maggs: Brexit, our Commonwealth friends – and a chance to discover the deepest sense of our national interest
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.
Today we mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
“NATO – the cornerstone of the West’s defence”. The Prime Minister’s speech to the Republican Party Congress: full text
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”
Our folk memory of World War Two is based as much in cinematic fiction as in real history. But that’s pretty hard to explain to our European neighbours.
Despite the significant Polish contributions over the generations, one will be hard pressed to find any commemoration of their efforts and sacrifice.
She had a profound impact on the ownership, focus and language of the debate about climate change and global warming.
Fox’s authentic appeal. Gove’s turbulent genius. Leadsom’s fresh start. Which Brexiteer should face May in the final?
An awesome responsibility will greet the eventual winner. The new Prime Minister must rise to the greatest national challenge since that which confronted Churchill.
Lord Ashcroft: In the wake of the Brexit vote, we should remember the sacrifice of the brave Poles who fought for Britain
They were our friends in times of war, and in times of peace – even trying and testing ones likes we have today – we must never forget it.
Peter Marshall: We should care not only about our country, but about the world it is part of. And vote to stay tomorrow
Brexit is unrivalled as a self-centred prescription.
Christopher Howarth: Cameron’s Hollow Deal 5) It isn’t future-proof – indeed, its already out of date
The final post in this series on how the Prime Minister’s aim of a reformed Europe, claimed by him as the basis for a Remain vote, was not achieved by his renegotiation.
How quickly we forget, and how much we do at our peril. Peace in Europe! How our parents and grandparents longed for it.