If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
Plus: Which of Hancock’s Slags should I liaise with? I’m not known as “Uncle Herod” for nothing. And: Here’s hoping 2019 is happier than 2018.
China is disregarding its pledge of ‘one country, two systems’ – as a result the rule of law in the territory is under threat from growing autocracy.
He wouldn’t have let Cash and Fox, Johnson and Rees-Mogg seize the agenda. He would have fought Farage’s populism as he fought that of Powell.
As Patten says, the Joint Declaration gives us a specific responsibility to ensure that China’s promises are upheld – which we are not meeting.
“Thanks to the calamitous errors of two Conservative prime ministers in a row… we’re in this hell of a mess.”
John Major secured more votes than any other Prime Minister in unpromising circumstances – but ‘stretching the elastic of democracy’ would cost the Party dearly.
Lord Woolton (pictured right) was the greatest-ever, rebuilding the Conservatives after the war. But here are my favourite five.
Human rights should be at the very heart of foreign policy.
“Anything that Boris says you can find him saying the opposite only weeks or months ago.”
The free marketeers don’t like all his proposals, and quotas would lower standards. But many of his plans head in the right direction.
The row over the Prime Minister’s remarks about local Associations has been mostly concocted. But the need for Party reform is real. We open a ConHome series.
The college was acting consistently with the Government’s policy aim. But it’s alumni, not students, that are universities’ customers.
Our final pre-election version – complete with the 30 new Tory candidates most likely to make it to the Commons.
China is wilfully ripping up its agreement to preserve freedom and the rule of law in the former colony.