Andrew Adonis’ new study of Prime Ministers since Churchill shows how difficult it is to reach an acceptable, and practical, European policy.
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Henry Newman: Amidst the row about neutrality, a big question looms. Is the civil service up to delivering Brexit effectively?
Whitehall has at times imperilled its reputation for neutrality, but there remains a positive ‘can-do’ attitude about Brexit. The Government should harness it.
The combination of a small majority, radical intent, a flow of power one way to Cabinet Ministers and another to key aides requires adjustment.
The Chair of Conservatives for Reform in Europe replies to Paul Goodman’s article of last week arguing the opposite.
Lewis Baston: Westland – the Heseltine resignation row that rocked Thatcher, 30 years ago this month
Rows, plots, leaks, secret deals, an inquiry, debates in Parliament and the loss of the Defence Secretary – all over “a company with a capitalisation of only £30 million”.
Thatcher’s biographer captures the extreme precariousness of her position even as she confounded the Left and scored some of her greatest triumphs.