A new biography fails to convey the Scottish Conservative Leader’s gusto, but does show how traditional she is.
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The task of choosing the final two runners must remain with MPs, who know them better than the members do.
Europe has no Madisons to make the case for federalism, while the Leavers patronise us by pretending that leaving is without risk.
The Transport Secretary’s announcement this week about price indices sounded timid and technocratic.
But Corbyn is so third-rate he helps to keep her in power, and both of them epitomise a wider decline in political speech.
Interview: Stewart Jackson, Davis’ former SpAd, accuses Downing Street of “constitutional impropriety”
He claims that there was a conspiracy by officials in Number Ten’s Europe Unit to water down Brexit.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: the former Foreign Secretary declares that there is a better way to lead us through Brexit
Though not as devastating as Sir Geoffrey Howe’s resignation statement, this one still pointed the Government on a new course.
Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
Thornberry gave no sign that she might be an improvement on the present Leader of the Opposition.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
This is not all about him. It is about the kind of country which the UK is going to become.
Corbyn meanwhile opted out of Brexit, in the hope that the Government is making a mistake.
The Morley and Outwood MP says that her constituents want the Brexit they voted for – and asks why Downing Street accuses Leavers but not Remainers of “bullying”.
For relief and refreshment from the hucksters of the present day, turn to Jesse Norman’s account of the great philosopher from Kirkcaldy.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?