The Defence Secretary outlined a programme of national self-assertion from Ukraine to the South China Sea.
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But he also managed to compare the European Union to the Soviet Union.
Interview: Greening – Banning the People’s Vote from the Tory conference handbook is wrong. “You don’t win a debate by not allowing it to happen.”
The party must move on from Brexit – and focus on boosting social mobility.
Because the Chancellor’s coalition its riven by internal disputes, she has lost the authority to knock heads together on Brexit.
Patriots first and foremost. The post-war Tories who showed that it is usual in politics to be baffled and indecisive.
In his new book,Richard Ritchie tells the story of the Progress Trust, an influential group of Tory backbenchers set up during the Second World War.
Profile: Gina Miller, Remain campaigner. Brave, quintessentially British – and “an absolute nightmare…impossible to work with”
This symbol to some of a self-righteous metropolitan elite is, in her way, a populist, who knows that her strength lies in reaching out to the people.
And why the liberal idea of journalism is so wrong.
Corbyn united the Tory tribe by describing it as sullen.
Mercer says he opposes Chequers because his voters do – and that May can’t lead the Conservatives into the next election
A central theme of the author and former army officer is: “I can’t over-exaggerate how different London is to the rest of the country.”
A new life is unable to bring the former Foreign Secretary into focus, and does not explain why he hated the Conservative Party.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: May condemns Russian “obfuscation and lies” about the Salisbury attacks
Corbyn’s response is condemned as “weaselly” by Johnson.
Profile: Jonathan Sacks, who accused Corbyn of supporting “racists who want to kill Jews”, and compared him to Powell
The former Chief Rabbi felt he had to speak up against the Labour leader for “legitimising the public expression of hate”.
The gloomy predictions of the Remain campaign proved ludicrously mistaken, but that does not mean there will never again be bad economic news.
The Prime Minister lacks panache, but it takes guts to keep going. Leadership requires the fortitude to cope with being weak.
A new biography fails to convey the Scottish Conservative Leader’s gusto, but does show how traditional she is.