In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
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The risk of dying as a consequence of having received the AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine is minimal.
Enoch Powell said writing memoirs would be “like a dog returning to its own vomit”. To be a diarist, you must believe that your vomit is worth returning to.
The more you ponder the Commons arithmetic, the more you see why mass testing is likely to happen and why a state-run vaccine passport scheme is not.
The former Cabinet Minister and ’22 Executive Vice-Chairman leaves a majority of 16,223 in Chesham & Amersham.
Our survey. Almost nine in ten Party members expect the Conservatives to lead a government after the next election.
Pride comes before a fall and all that, but the above helps to explain why it’s grim out there for Starmer.
An Easter present for Johnson. His rating for handling Covid is up again – and at its highest since a year ago. Our survey.
Only twice since the pandemic began has it exceeded this rating – and both were at the start of it last year.
Race and disparities. A report so commonsensical but consensus-challenging that we’re surprised it was allowed to happen.
We’re about to find out whether the Commission’s work marks a turning-point for the zeitgiest, policy – and attitudes to the Tories.
And elsewhere, the scandal of Carl Beech and Operation Midland is a reminder that claims of victimhood aren’t always true.
The Lord Chancellor post could be returned to the Lords – and once again become both a senior judge and a Cabinet member at once.
Winning independence for Scotland isn’t Salmond’s only motive in forming Alba. It may not even be the main one.
How many SNP representatives, members and voters are already raising a glass to Bonnie Prince Alex – King over the Water?
What has really changed in West Yorkshire – or elsewhere in Britain – since copies of The Satanic Verses were burned?
Gavin Williamson is right to condemn disorder and threats in Batley, and the police should be taking an interest.
English understatedness and reticence is all very well, but England isn’t the whole of the UK – and, like much else, Britishness needs its symbols.
Greed can have good consequences, generosity bad ones. What counts isn’t the motive. It’s the result.
If you want societies that seek to impose virtue by force, leave the rest of us to muddled old Britain, and try Jonestown.
Wallace has done well to win an exceptional defence settlement, but it may not be enough to fund all the Integrated Review’s ambitions.