Francois “was chosen specifically to send a signal from one of life’s natural whips to the current ones,” we are told.
He’s been known to ponder the way in which Singapore and Israel developed relatively quickly and with few assets – and draw lessons from their experience.
As our proprietor and his co-author prepare to release a new book on defence, we say again what we’ve said before about the implications of Brexit for the armed forces.
Prepare for a Rule Britannia defence of Chequers at Party Conference…followed by its junking afterwards, as May is forced towards the most practicable alternative presently on offer.
Because the Chancellor’s coalition its riven by internal disputes, she has lost the authority to knock heads together on Brexit.
Our panel has clearly given up almost altogether on the belief that it is practical or negotiable. Canada is the most popular option.
ConHome snap survey. What should May do now? Stick with Chequers? Go for Canada or Norway? Walk away? Junk Brexit?
Panel members can take our poll on how the Government should respond to yesterday’s EU summit statement in Austria.
The EU’s rejection of Chequers gives May a chance to unite her party around Canada Plus Plus Plus – the only strategic Brexit option now open to her.
Public anger over disruption, fare increases, and cancelled investment needs to be answered – or they will be tempted by Labour’s calls for nationalisation.
Khan is hanging around City Hall, waiting for the Labour leadership to turn up. London can do better.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
From Tony the Tiger to the sale of narwhal ivory, from plastic straws to eating dogs, the list of proposed bans grows weekly.
Immigration. Brexit simply means regaining control of our border policy. What we do with it then is up to us.
The UK should be willing to consider some flexibility in return for a trade deal – with Australia, with India, with Brazil and, yes, with the EU.
Philippa Stroud’s new Social Metrics Commission hopes to bring light to murky statistical waters. But can numbers ever truly neutralise politics?
Or: how May could seek to get a deal through the Commons with the support of Soft and Hard Brexiteers alike.
Davidson says “I will not be a candidate.” Where does the Tory left look for a leadership contender?
One can conjure up the names of former Ministers, present Ministers and backbenchers. But only one of them presently sits at the Cabinet table.