We can expect to see a lot more of Le Pen on our screens – British europhiles will use her image to associate British eurosceptics with the extreme right
The Deputy Prime Minister is incapable of deciding whether he trusts headteachers or wants to dictate to them.
The latter’s ordinariness was an electoral asset in 1992. But he is not, as Margaret Thatcher was, strategically minded.
I was surprised by the degree to which Sir John Major has made my old article topical again. So, with only the most minor of editing changes, here it is.
This was a defeat that Cameron deserved – and a defeat that he must learn from.
Like peeling off a sticking plaster, u-turns are best done quickly – dragging it out will only prolong the pain.
A return to Parliament may have a downside for Boris, but it would be all upside for everyone else – in the Conservative Party, at any rate.
MPs have a choice: amend the blanket ban or defy the European Court of Human Rights. A constitutional show-down is almost inevitable.
Perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a small party is to find itself with a council to run.
About £180 billion is spent on remunerating public sector workers each year. Any deficit reduction needs to take that number into consideration.
We may not agree with the left, but we support each others’ right to campaign freely.
On a range of key issues, Conservative policies are individually popular; yet, taken together, these relentlessly hardline stances give off a whiff of uncaring harshness.
Trained in a discipline in which computer code is either absolutely right or wrong, many software engineers find the nuances of political practice hard to understand.
Business as usual isn’t working. We need to realise that the Commons today is more like the US Congress of the 1980s and early 1990s – and act accordingly.
There are thousands in overcrowded social housing desperate to swap with those who have spare rooms.