Sir Desmond Swayne stayed awake, and was greeted with a roar of appreciation.
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His memoir describes the travails of a non-Cameroon during the Coalition and under Conservative majority government.
Interview: Boles says that National Insurance should become National Health Insurance – and fund the NHS
“We need to give it its own clear funding stream that is then permanently separate. For all its flaws, is almost the only bit of the British state that is genuinely loved.”
The Labour leader showed no sign of wanting to get rid of the Prime Minister.
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
Profile: Henry Willink, the Conservative who proposed a National Health Service before Bevan created one
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
Conventional German politics is still paralysed because being German is still almost impossibly difficult, and being European is pretty difficult, too.
Noel Malcolm warns that the European Court of Human Rights has become a threat to democracy.
Interview: Kemi Badenoch – “I’m not really left-leaning on anything…I always lean right instinctively”
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
The PM clearly feels the tide of battle has changed, and that she can wear down her adversaries.
But in his new book, he does not quite explain why she has remained Prime Minister.
Sending up the Left is not enough. But it’s certainly a start – and Tom Harwood is doing it effectively
His satire on the NUS is highly enjoyable, but as he himself recognises, the Conservatives are a long way from finding messages to reach younger voters.
She is the respectable tenant of Downing Street, a public-sector property to which Jeremy Corbyn has yet to establish his claim.
The Universities Minister takes on Lord Adonis, and insists the new regulator will control pay by insisting on transparency and the right benchmarks.
But Rees-Mogg, Jenkin and Bone indicated that her problem is not just with the DUP. It is with her own party.