In so doing, he has the opportunity not only to deliver Brexit, serve his country – and make history.
Posts Tagged: Conservative history
Richard Kelly: A lesson from May’s departure – and from history. So often, it’s Tory activists, not MPs, who bring down their leader.
Yesterday’s emergency National Convention meeting was a reminder of the influence and power of the grassroots.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: May failed to lead Britain out of the EU – but her successor can yet succeed
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
“In the words of Airey Neave, whom we had hoped to bring here with us, there is now work to be done.”
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
Ours is the party that believes in equality of opportunity, in everyone having the chance to fulfil their potential, irrespective of where you come from or who you are.
Davidson has parked the Conservatives there – and the emergence of the Independent Group opens up new opportunities.
Tory difficulties are bound up with Brexit. Labour’s stretch wider, and are part of wider ones for social democratic and democratic socialist parties.
It may have produced Anna Soubry – but it also gave us a mixed cross-section of Tories, including Conor Burns, Esther McVey, Priti Patel and Liz Truss.
Its muscular power is needed to boost share ownership, build houses and tax wealth rather than income. And let’s rule out a No Deal Brexit.
How a proud, unbending leader misread his party, brought down a government, and set back the idea of sharing power for a generation.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
Richard Ritchie: Brexit. Four great Commons debates that show how we got here – and what’s at stake.
That’s to say, those of 1950, 1961, 1967 and 1971. Sovereignty was always the key concern, despite arguments over its meaning.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.