The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Posts Tagged: British history
Terry Barnes: From the Anglosphere, we watch with horror as Britain bungles its Brexit chance to go global
British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
Bill Cash: The EU Withdrawal Bill. No Conservative colleague should defy the will of the people next week.
The referendum transferred from MPs themselves the decision as to whether to remain in or leave the EU and – with it, to regain our freedom to make our own laws.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
Joe Baron: The campaign to tear down statues of British heroes is not about balance – it’s pure propaganda
It’s one thing to acknowledge the fact that all human beings are nuanced and flawed. It’s quite another to censor our past.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
Rupert Matthews: We don’t just need a good Brexit deal for Britain. We need one for the Falkland Islands too.
They benefit from tariff and quota-free access. If you eat calamari in southern Europe, there is about a 50 per cent chance it is a Falklands squid.
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.
Change, optimism and hope are a step up from paralysis, despair and pessimism. But successful politicians don’t necessarily radiate uplift.
Let’s send a time-limited cadre of shock troops in ermine to ride to Martin Callanan’s rescue in the Upper House – and crush the Remainers.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
David Shiels: An Ulster by-election this week – and why abstention is a greater challenge to the Union than Brexit
It knows that it can continue the policy of staying out of the institutions in Belfast and London without damaging its long-term strategy. Unionists need them to work.