He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
Posts Tagged: Angela Merkel
Henry Newman: Macron seems determined to prove that Brexiteer fears about a federal Europe were right all along.
But could Germany, in the wake of its election result, now become the prime bulwark against Macron’s and Juncker’s ambitions?
The arrogant behaviour of the EU so far, bordering on the deliberately offensive, is a bluff that we need to call.
The German Chancellor on the exit polls that show her set for a fourth term – but with Alternative für Deutschland winning 13 per cent of the vote.
Between 1997 and 2005, public sector spending rose from £336 billion to £517 billion a year. But its output has increased little, so its productivity has fallen dramatically.
Christopher Howarth: NATO will survive both Trump and Merkel’s criticisms. But it might not survive a Prime Minister Corbyn.
The idea that Brexit is a threat to defence co-operation is a myth.
Nick Mutch: Bear hugs, scowls, farcical handshakes – and a country that wasn’t there. What I saw at the NATO summit.
A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.
“The United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years and that’s going to stop.”
May should be generous to EU citizens in Britain. But her stance is right – and her opponents’ rhetoric overblown.
Some of the distress of those in question has been caused by diehard Remainers, who are stirring up as much alarm as possible about Brexit regardless of the human cost.
Graeme Archer: Murdered gays. Banned Jews. But stick to those anti-Trump protests, comrade – and avert your eyes.
Thank God for great European leaders, like Merkel, whose idiosyncratic approach to border control played such an understated role in last year’s Brexit vote.
Nick Timothy breaks the news to May that the first British journalist to interview President-elect Trump is…Michael Gove
It’s a scoop for the man she sacked. And, over at the Foreign Office, what will a certain fellow-journalist be thinking…?
Our own security services have managed superbly. But a danger thwarted is not a danger ended.