Using modern Germany as a stick with which to beat old-fashioned Britain is a grave mistake.
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Even putting aside the EU dimension, there are very good arguments for having one in place.
Our Party is at its best when it is a broad church, not only on the political spectrum but when we have voices from all walks of life.
Johnson benefits from the scorn of critics such as Parris, for it suggests the Prime Minister is still an outsider
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Much of this book is true, and the author does not pretend fully to understand what is happening. And yet I think her pessimism is overdone.
Workers who are effectively modern slaves have been put into the position of having to choose either to work or starve during lockdown.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: There is a place not just for smiles but for Samuel Smiles in the Chancellor’s vision
Dodds, replying for Labour, claimed Johnson’s motto is “The buck stops anywhere but here”.
Rainer Zitelmann: Wealth taxes would be neither popular nor Conservative. Sunak must remember this tomorrow.
Contrary to what members of the Labour Party say, the evidence demonstrates that the public desire for high taxes on the rich is low.
Profile: Ben Elliot, Co-Chairman of the Party, under fire for the seating plan which put Jenrick next to Desmond
This Johnson ally, who runs the party on the PM’s behalf, has two modes, charming and angry, and is a more serious figure than he looks.
The political foundations of other centre-right governments around the world wield significant influence and are powerful tools for foreign policy.
Interview with Chris Patten: We must stand up to the Communists in Beijing who hate freedom in Hong Kong
“I’m very, very positive about China, but I’m very, very negative about the Chinese Communist Party.”
To paraphrase Burke, they owe their Party, as much as their electors, the benefit of their independent, locally-informed judgement.
Disraeli’s impudence and audacity, demonstrated in this collection of his sayings, cast light on the present Prime Minister’s conduct.
Buffoonery, suffused sex and Latinate evasion: how Johnson’s language helped him become Prime Minister
This compilation of some of the terms he has used shows how, while rising to national leadership, he reassured outsiders that he was still one of them.
An 80-seat majority is a fabulous opportunity, but we need practical, effective and popular policies to deliver on our manifesto.