Honoured today as a forerunner of social justice conservatism, the Tory battler against slavery was a more complex figure.
We cannot know yet whether 2015 was the start of a new ascendancy or whether, like 1900, it is an anomaly that posterity hardly notices.
A review of “A Strange Romance” – Daisy Hay’s account of the marriage of Benjamin and Mary-Anne Disraeli.
What does the current leadership of the Party think? It has placed no strong reaffirmation of the Union in the election manifesto.
Think of today’s two main parties led in 2015 by Nicholas Soames and Denis Healey and you are part of the way there.
One doesn’t need to believe in God to recognise and celebrate the Church of England’s place amongst the fundamental institutions of our nation.
It’s a portrait of two types of marriage: Geoffrey and Elspeth’s on-going one of 62 years, and Geoffrey and Margaret’s political union of 18.
The day-in-day-out reporting of the 1975 leadership contest stressed her dogmatism – and the risks for the Party should its MPs be foolhardy enough to vote for her.
The former ground the Commons to a halt in his campaign for Home Rule. That wouldn’t be so easy for the SNP. But they will make their presence felt…
“If she wasn’t used to the attention, she didn’t betray it.”