How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
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It was once said that the secret of Thatcher’s success was moving steadily on multiple fronts so that her enemies did not know where to focus their attention.
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
Clearing up the last few pieces of formal political inequality has taken a century, but every step was taken under a Conservative or Coalition government.
The Government is seeking recognition of its working majority in the Commons – and can only prevail if that majority exists.
The two parties have proven that they can work effectively together in normal circumstances. These are not normal circumstances.
Coalitions are the new normal…”banging on about Europe” is inherently unpopular…no-one will ever listen to the polls again.
Whether or not May wants an early election is beside the point: recent events illustrate why governments shouldn’t be imprisoned in office.
More power and control must be devolved to Cabinet members if we are to see the improvement in the quality of government that is now plainly necessary.
Cameron increasingly talks as though it’s the latter. This may not be wise.
We must not shrink from the opportunity posed by majority government to reclaim the mantles of compassion and social justice from the left.
The Communists in France. The Free Democrats in Germany. The Progressive Democrats in Ireland. And now Clegg’s Party.
The smoother the co-operation between Number 10 and the ’22 is if such a plan is put, the more likely it is to pass.