The parties these great men abandoned behaved in the same idiotic way that ours did over Mark Reckless, or that UKIP is now doing over their departed MEP.
It may not always work well. It isn’t a model other countries want. But we’ve chosen it – and so are stuck with it.
An exercise in demolition.
We Evil Tory Hatemongers can best respond to our opponents’ misplaced sense of moral superiority by demonstrating that markets work better than the state.
Here is a book that, as much as any I can think of, needs to be read aloud. Tolkien, like many Catholics of his generation, understood the power of incantation.
It hardly seems fair, in the circs, to blame the Prime Minister for not holding views that he has never pretended to hold.