Conservatives ought to know without being told that one cannot just take a glance round the world, see which culture one likes the look of, and graft it onto one’s own.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
As Attorney General, he is telling his Cabinet colleagues what any proposals for a deal really mean – even if that’s inconvenient for Downing Street.
A Conservative MP who has seen much of Collins says: “I like him. He’s more intelligent and thoughtful than his public manner gives one to expect.”
This symbol to some of a self-righteous metropolitan elite is, in her way, a populist, who knows that her strength lies in reaching out to the people.
The former Chief Rabbi felt he had to speak up against the Labour leader for “legitimising the public expression of hate”.
His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
This ambitious 39-year-old is grappling valiantly with the Leveson problem, and no one does a better digital transformation.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
The author of the newly-published Gimson’s Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May reflects on what holders of the office have in common – and don’t.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has a genuine belief in social mobility and is magnificently unabashed under fire.
He could have a future as a political commentator of unusual perceptiveness, who understands that everything is in flux.
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.