His columns from The Times are informed by his experience of what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work.
Much of this book is true, and the author does not pretend fully to understand what is happening. And yet I think her pessimism is overdone.
Bevin, the working-class John Bull who stood up to Stalin and has no successors in today’s Labour Party
Andrew Adonis’s new biography of “the first of a new breed of ‘common man’ who would manage the British state” and became one of the great Foreign Secretaries.
A new collection of essays from Policy Exchange shows up some of the glaring defects of the planning system.
Disraeli’s impudence and audacity, demonstrated in this collection of his sayings, cast light on the present Prime Minister’s conduct.
New York Times journalists, blinded by moral indignation, cannot understand how Trump got where he is today
But David Enrich’s new book does include a lot about how Deutsche Bank lent the President the money needed to look successful.
A new history of the magazine, which has just celebrated its 10,000th issue, relates how successive editors showed their “hatred of shams”.
Buffoonery, suffused sex and Latinate evasion: how Johnson’s language helped him become Prime Minister
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
In his new book, John Lloyd makes the case for maintaining the Act of Union of 1707, and exposes the dark passions which motivate the SNP.
A book which sees the ultra-liberals as a threat. But doesn’t recognise that they’re not having it all their own way.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
Ed West describes in his new book how the Left has established “a moral monopoly”. It describes the mentality of a Tory who will not be imprisoned in a system.
The authors of a new book trace the enduring influence of American Puritanism, and explain how the President appeals to it.
Bercow was the rudest Speaker of modern times, yet by the end he had degenerated into an Establishment stooge
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
A new book explains why building land is prohibitively expensive.
Its future is not yet in the bag, but it has made a remarkably assured start. Much now depends on the genius of its editors.