He ranks with Gladstone as one of the truly great premiers of the 19th Century. Both also inflicted huge damage on their respective parties.
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He proposed a limit was placed on the number of life peers that could be created. Much criticism of the House of Lords could have been spared.
His first premiership was accidental and cut extremely short by Gladstone – but ‘Dizzy’ did manage to make the Queen a Tory.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.
From Wellington to Johnson, this institution has managed to keep itself at the heart of Tory politics.
His archivist writes that this agreement has succeeded…in recovering powers which some thought had been lost permanently”.
Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.
Ben Monro-Davies: “I think when women cry, often they are angry.” On this day, 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher resigned
At the final meeting of her Cabinet, a revived Iron Lady told members, during a coffee break, that “on no account must Heseltine be elected”
The second part of the author’s mini-series of three articles on obesity policy for ConservativeHome this week.
Butler added a further key factor: “six years of left-wing propaganda accompanied by a virtual cessation of right-wing propaganda”.
A year of Johnson as Prime Minister. As with Thatcher and Blair, his enemies can’t get the measure of him.
We’ve learned nothing at all about his outlook but quite a lot about his capacities during the last tumultuous twelve months.
David Gauke: Big Government is back. It didn’t work before. It may not now. Here’s why we should be wary of it.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
Samuel Williams: Taking the knee is an expression of evolution – of showing compassion, even if it comes at a cost to ourselves
But these demonstrations, which cannot uphold social distancing, will have a catastrophic impact on our collective fight against the virus.