His first premiership was accidental and cut extremely short by Gladstone – but ‘Dizzy’ did manage to make the Queen a Tory.
Posts Tagged: Benjamin Disraeli
From Walpole to Johnson, the rude, original vigour of the Prime Minister and the Commons have survived
A new study by Anthony Seldon of the office of Prime Minister gives too little credit to the many among its 55 holders whom he dismisses as failures.
Oborne condemns Johnson as a liar – and cannot understand why many voters believe the Prime Minister is telling the truth
This book exemplifies the addiction to indignant moralising which blinds so many political commentators to the true nature of their own country.
From Wellington to Johnson, this institution has managed to keep itself at the heart of Tory politics.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Johnson beams like a schoolboy who has got his hands on an enormous cake
Like his most witty and nimble predecessor, Disraeli, Johnson finds that a majority is always better than the best repartee.
The proposals published today to make England the first country to end new cases of HIV fit within a Tory tradition of pragmatic health policy.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
A magisterial survey of conservatism since the French Revolution brings home how various it is, and how impossible to reduce to an ideology.
Superior pundits fail to see the Prime Minister’s debt to Disraeli, and consider Johnson such a scoundrel they underestimate his chances of success.
Profile: Graham Brady, who played a quiet part in deposing May, and now keeps a watchful eye on Johnson
The Chairman of the 1922 Committee’s Executive is an enemy of rule by decree and a stern upholder of parliamentary scrutiny
Bill Cash: We would be within our rights to override the Withdrawal Agreement. And in any event, the EU itself is a law-breaker.
Look, too, at the track record of EU Member States. In 2020, Germany’s highest court ruled on subordinating EU law to German law. The EU took no action.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Dan Pitt: In spite of this pandemic, constitutional reforms remain a high priority for Conservatives
Johnson’s election manifesto promised to remove the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, among other pledges.
Disraeli’s impudence and audacity, demonstrated in this collection of his sayings, cast light on the present Prime Minister’s conduct.
Plus: In my view, there is no case at all to merit a decision to do anything other than keeping the lockdown, maybe with a few tweaks.