Voters will support a balanced narrative about Britain’s past in our schools, but they will want children to feel mostly pride in our past.
Why is the Party so mistrustful of Tory intellectuals? We mourn the passing of our former contributor.
Had he been on the Left, he would have been regarded as one of our towering public intellectuals. But he committed the ultimate sin: he was a Thatcherite.
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The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
There has been a tendency to suppose that because Britain’s power has declined in relative terms they must have become totally useless.
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
And: Churchill-mania, Moggmania, and the passion of Rory Stewart. Plus: too many lobbyists.
A low-key event with an invited audience next week will explore how to apply lessons and methods from the Party’s past to its present and future.
The Brexit vote would seem to indicate that there is now scope for a new political party with a demonstrably different worldview from a socially Marxist one.
We cannot know yet whether 2015 was the start of a new ascendancy or whether, like 1900, it is an anomaly that posterity hardly notices.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’t stocked.